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Army Names First Black Woman As Two-Star General

The Army promoted Wisconsin native Marcia Anderson to two-star general after a military career that spans more than three decades. Even though white men far outnumber women and minorities in the highest ranks of the military, Anderson says there are equal opportunities and a good support system for anyone who wants to become a leader.
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House GOP Freshmen Face Pressure To Raise Cash

The huge House GOP freshman class that swept into office in 2010 faces its first re-election challenge next year, one that at least some of them may not be able to meet. New fundraising figures show that many freshmen have relatively low campaign bank balances heading into the election year.
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Boeing's 787 Makes Its Inaugural Flight

Earlier Wednesday, Boeing's 787 made its inaugural flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The plane boasts greater fuel efficiency and a smoother ride, but also has a number of creature comforts — like larger windows, better lighting and more overhead space. The plane is expected to be a game changer for aviation. Michele Norris speaks with AP aviation reporter Scott Mayerowitz, who was on the flight.
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At Meeting, Supercommittee Shows Little Progress

The deficit-cutting Supercommittee met Wednesday morning in its first public meeting in more than a month. The group is charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in budget reductions by Nov. 23. If it fails, automatic, across-the-board cuts follow — a consequence that no one in the Capitol wants.
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Rep. Israel Aims To Win 25 House Seats For Dems

Democratic Rep. Steve Israel is on a mission for 2012: to recruit enough viable Democratic congressional candidates to win 25 house seats. As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Israel has his work cut out for him, given the large loss Democrats suffered in 2010 — and the extremely low approval of Congress overall. Melissa Block speaks with Israel about his plan for 2012.
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Netflix Stock Down 75 Percent From Its July Peak

Netflix does not seem to be able to hit "pause" on the bad news. The stock is down 75 percent from its peak in July when it announced changes to its subscription plans. Since then, the company has lost more than 800,000 subscribers.
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CBO Report Looks At Top Earners

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that the top 1 percent of earners more than doubled their share of the nation's income in the past three decades. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley about the findings.

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