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As Jihadists Spread, Connecting The Dots Proves Hard

Over the past decades, officials have been quick to look for an al-Qaida link in terror attacks. But as Islamist groups spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa, their relationships with — and differences from — al-Qaida are growing increasingly complex.

Computers, Pinch Of Art Aid Hurricane Forecasters

The "spaghetti maps" that forecast hurricane tracks, such as those being used to predict the track of Hurricane Sandy, have become increasingly accurate and sophisticated. That's in part because of the work performed by some of the world's most powerful supercomputers.

Why The Economy Won't Help Obama — Or Romney

The economy is growing and consumer confidence is rising. But the data are too mixed to point to a robust economy. And it may be too late anyway to change voters' impressions.

It's All Politics, Oct. 25, 2012

Now comes the debate over the debates. No matter who "won" or "lost," it's clear that there has been momentum building toward Mitt Romney since he first debated President Obama. Plus, in Indiana, GOP candidate Richard Mourdock's comments about rape, pregnancy and God put his Senate bid in jeopardy.

Citing Food Safety Risks, Kroger Chain Calls It Quits On Sprouts

The crunchy green microplants have long been touted as raw food chock full of nutrients. But that very freshness is also why they've caused more than 54 disease outbreaks since 1990, including a mega-outbreak of E. coli in Germany in 2011 that killed 53 people.

Voter ID Laws A Concern In Indian Country

The National Congress of American Indians, the oldest and largest group representing American Indians and Alaska Natives, wraps up its annual convention Friday. The group tackled concerns over Voter ID laws and how to foster a responsible relationship with the government. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Jacqueline Pata, who heads the group.

Genius Fellow: Tackling Poverty Takes Creativity

With 46 million Americans living in poverty, many observers question whether there are new strategies to help the poor. MacArthur "genius" recipient Maurice Lim Miller is the founder of the Family Independence Initiative, an anti-poverty group. He talks with guest host Celeste Headlee about his innovative approach to the issue.

In Search Of Obama's Second-Term Agenda

The president has been relatively mum during the campaign about what he would do if given a second term. He outlined more specific ideas this week — but he hasn't explained how he would get those ideas through Congress.