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What To Watch For In Race For Hispanic Vote

Both parties seem to agree the Latino vote will be crucial in the upcoming election. The population is growing rapidly, and Latino voters can mean the difference in several states. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Ken Rudin about the importance of this constituency.
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Reading The Baseball Tea Leaves

Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about his analysis of unusual baseball statistics, ahead of playoff season.
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Homestead Act Sewed Its Way Into U.S. Fabric

The Homestead Act was born during troubled times in American History. It was passed during the Civil War, but just barely. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Jonathan Earle, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, about the act and its implications.
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Still Home Sweet Home More Than A Century Later

The Homestead Act of 1862 granted free farms to almost any settler who struck out west. A German peasant named Frederick Wohler received the deed to 80 acres of farmland in north-central Kansas 138 years ago this weekend. And today, the Wohlers are still there.
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Many Texans Bereaved Over 'Dead' Voter Purge

An attempt to purge tens of thousands of "dead" voters from its election rolls has spawned a backlash across the state, involving the registrar in the state's biggest county, the secretary of state and the Texas Democratic Party.
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Congress Bets On Post-Election Edge, Delaying Action

A mountain of unfinished business has piled up before lawmakers, but members of both parties are hoping to put it off until after the November election. Whichever party takes power then will have an advantage at the negotiating table.
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To Find Truly Wild Rice, Head North To Minnesota

Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes, Native Americans still harvest it the same way their ancestors did centuries ago. This weekend, the Wild Rice Festival in Rosemont, Minn., celebrates the tradition.

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