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Political Stumbles Mark Romney's Trip Abroad

Mitt Romney headed home on Tuesday after an overseas trip to three countries. The presumptive Republican nominee visited Poland, where he delivered a speech in Warsaw. He also visited the United Kingdom and Israel.

Sound Of Your City: Trains

The NPR Cities Project has been asking listeners to tell us about the heart of their city. In this edition, we hear sounds of transit from across the country. You can see the submissions and contribute your own photos here.

Fannie, Freddie Regulator Holds Firm Against Mortgage Write-Downs

A federal regulator is blocking the government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reducing the principal that homeowners owe on their mortgages in order to avoid foreclosures.

Obama And Bush's Shared First-Term Obsession: Battleground States

A political scientist observes that President Obama and his immediate White House predecessor, George W. Bush, spent a disproportionate amount of their first terms visiting battleground states.

Romney Tries To Shape Distinct Iran Policy

The Republican presidential candidate says America's national security priority should be preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, a point he made directly during a weekend stop in Israel. But analysts say Mitt Romney's policy descriptions sound much like those of President Obama.