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Ryan Attacks Biden On Libya Post-Debate

One day after Congressman Paul Ryan debated Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney took to the campaign trail in Virginia and Ohio.
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Philadelphia Has A Brotherly Love Affair With Sweats

Data from the consumer research group Experian Marketing Services has determined that Philadelphia leads the country in the per capita consumption of sweatshirts and sweatpants. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish explore the reasons why — is it the weather, college students, Rocky Balboa?
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Space Shuttle Endeavour Rolls To Its Resting Place

NASA's space shuttle Endeavour is on its last journey. It's being towed through the streets of Los Angeles on its way to a science museum. Endeavour is expected to take two days to make the trip, providing gawkers with plenty of chances to get a glimpse.
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Martian Meteorite For Sale Is A 'Little Time Capsule'

While NASA's robot is taking photos of Martian rocks, there are several pieces of the real thing on Earth. In 2011, an extremely rare event happened in Morocco — people observed a meteorite fall and recovered it before it was contaminated by water or organisms from Earth. Scientists now describe how it was made, and what it's made of. Now this weekend a piece of the asteroid is up for sale at a pricy auction house in Manhattan. Science and art have converged in a piece of Martian rock.
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MS-13 Gang Now A 'Transnational Criminal' Group

Audie Cornish talks with David S. Cohen, Treasury Department Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, for more about the gang MS-13's new designation as a transnational criminal organization.
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Medicare Comments From VP Debate 'In Context'

When the vice presidential debate turned to health care Thursday night, it took the candidates into the factual minefield of Medicare. Audie Cornish talks with health policy correspondent Julie Rovner, who points out a few liberties that were taken during the debate.
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Deficit Tops $1 Trillion For Fourth Year

Though the gap between spending and revenues has narrowed, it has stayed above the $1 trillion mark.
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Russia No Longer Wants U.S. Aid To Secure Nukes

When the Soviet Union collapsed, its vast nuclear stockpile did not appear secure and the U.S. stepped in to help. Thousands of nuclear weapons have been dismantled with U.S. aid over the past two decades. But now Moscow says it's ready to pull the plug on the program.

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