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When Politicians Slip, Video Trackers Are There

U.S. election campaigns have become gaffe-centric. Candidates live in fear of letting slip that sentence, or half-sentence, that makes the opposition's day. Catching those moments is the job of the video trackers. They're usually young people, fresh out of college, looking for a way into politics.
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Teen's Suicide Prompts Anti-Bullying Editorial

The Sioux City Journal ran a front page anti-bullying editorial on Sunday, days after a local teenager's suicide. Kenneth Weishuhn, came out several weeks ago, and the 14-year-old faced anti-gay sentiment and bullying afterwards. Melissa Block talks with Mitch Pugh the Iowa paper's editor, about the paper's decision to speak out.
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Roger Clemens Returns To Court On Perjury Charges

The second trial for baseball great Roger Clemens on perjury charges got underway Monday with the seating of the jury followed by the opening statements. Clemens is charged with lying to Congress about his use of steroids and human growth hormone. NPR's Nina Totenberg attended and talks to host Robert Siegel.
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Discovery Sparks Interest In Forgotten Black Scholar

Three years ago, a Chicago man found historic documents in an abandoned house and took them to a rare-books dealer. The papers and books belonged to Richard T. Greener, a 19th century intellectual, who was the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University.
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Vatican Reprimand Of U.S. Nuns Divides Faithful

The Vatican reprimanded America's largest organization of Catholic nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The Holy See charged the LCWR with promoting programs with "radical feminist themes" that are incompatible with doctrine on issues ranging from homosexuality to women's ordination.
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Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief

Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the idea of extending a law that curbs interest rates paid by some recipients of federal student loans, a cause that President Obama has made a campaign issue.

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