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Before The IPO: A Private Market For Tech Shares

Facebook will soon go public, allowing anyone to buy shares of the social networking giant. But sophisticated investors have already been buying pieces of Facebook and other hot tech stocks, on private exchanges and secondary markets.
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Tornado Recovery Offers Joplin Students New Lessons

It's been nearly a year since a tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., destroying several school buildings. As the city rebuilds, some students have been attending a makeshift facility at the mall. Students, teachers and administrators reflect on a tumultuous year that has brought healing and hope.
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Libertarians Find Their Audience In 2012 Race

Somewhere on the path to the White House this year, a powerful set of ideas began to creep into the mainstream debate over which direction the country will take. These are ideas that not too long ago were written off as marginal, or even worse, a little kooky. Now Libertarian ideals are becoming more mainstream and are influencing the Republican Party.
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College Hazing On The Rise, But So Is Scrutiny

Hazing is in the news again this week, and researchers say there might be more of it than there used to be. But New Hampshire Public Radio's Dan Gorenstein reports it is also getting more attention, and that could be a very good thing.
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Pictures Of The Supermoon, As The Whole World Saw It

Well before night fell stateside on Saturday, the "supermoon" was already a star. Cameras from Tokyo to Athens gazed into its light, just a little bit brighter than usual. It was enough to inspire some beautiful photos, so we thought we'd share what we've found.
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Pleas Deferred In Sept. 11 Case

The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and four other men had a contentious day in a military commission arraignment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston tells host Rachel Martin what happened.
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Presidential Race Takes Libertarian Tilt In Nev.

The Libertarian Party held its convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, choosing a presidential and vice-presidential nominee. NPR's David Welna reports that it came as no surprise that the Libertarian Party put Gary Johnson at the top of its ticket.
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Sacrilegious Lunch? The Cuban Sandwich Debate

The city council of Tampa, Fla., recently designated the "Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich" and specifying its ingredients. From member station WUSF in Tampa, Bobbie O'Brien reports that claim has inspired ridicule from Miami's Cuban community.

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