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The Possible Future Of Health Care, Given VP Pick

Rep. Paul Ryan brings sizzle to the GOP ticket that conservatives love. But he also adds some risk because the heart of Ryan's plan calls for dramatic changes to the nation's largest government health programs, Medicare and Medicaid. NPR's Julie Rovner talks to host Guy Raz about what those changes could mean for the campaign and the country, should they win.
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That's The Ticket: Romney And Ryan Kick Off Tour

Mitt Romney announced Saturday that his running mate is Paul Ryan, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin. The two men launched a multi-day, multi-state bus tour Saturday morning. Host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro, who's traveling with the Romney campaign.
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America's Brigetta Barrett Brings Out Her Best, And Jumps To A Silver Medal

Brigetta Barrett has won the silver medal in the women's high jump, setting a personal best of 6 feet, 8 inches to eke out a spot on the podium between two Russian athletes: Anna Chicerova, who jumped 2.05, and Svetlana Shkolina, who tied Barrrett at 2.03 meters.
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Finding A 'Kind World' In Boston

An online experiment at WBUR in Boston, celebrates the effect random acts kindness can have on others.
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Seeing The Best Of The U.S. By Bus

Bus 52 is traveling across the U.S. looking for organizations and people who are doing inspiring things to help their communities.
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Romney's Not Alone In Stumbling Over 'Next President' Line

Mitt Romney's flub as he introduced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate sparked a flurry of tweets. And it also echoed Barack Obama's flub in 2008, when he introduced Joe Biden as "the next president."
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Ryan Boosts Romney's Conservative Credentials, But Also Mobilizes Opponents

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discarded his increasingly inert better-safe-than-sorry campaign strategy Saturday when he named budget hawk and Democratic bete noire Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. But the pick has handed Democrats a trove of material to use in an effort to weaken the GOP ticket's appeal among independent voters, women and senior citizens.
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Georgia Gould Wins Bronze Medal In Mountain Bike Cross-Country Race

"I'm glad I didn't let them all down," says U.S. cyclist Georgia Gould, of her fans in the U.S., after winning bronze in the women's mountain bike cross-country race.

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