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Obama Calls For College Affordability On Bus Tour

President Obama was in Buffalo, N.Y., today, talking up the college affordability program at the SUNY campus there and urging Congress to do more to support higher education. The president also has a political agenda as he drives from town to town. NPR's Scott Horsley is with the president and joins us now.
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For Strokes, Superfast Treatment Means Better Recovery

A new study says that getting treatment within 90 minutes of a stroke leads to excellent recovery for many people. It's often hard to get treatment that quickly, doctors say. But hospitals and patients really need to try.
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Growing Pressure On The U.S. To Respond To Events In Syria

President Barack Obama says the time frame for action in Syria is growing short. Guest host Frank Sesno and a panel of experts discuss allegations of a large scale chemical weapons attack and growing pressure on the U.S. to respond.

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President Unveils Plan To Boost College Affordability

Under the plan, colleges and universities would be rated on their affordability, graduation rates and the success of alumni in the job market. Federal dollars would be directed to those schools that offer "the biggest bang for the buck."
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The Politics Hour - Aug 23, 2013

Mark Herring, Virginia's Democratic candidate for attorney general, joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

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Washington Dysfunction And U.S. Credibility Abroad

A government shutdown and looming debt crisis are putting American credibility on the line. How dysfunction at home affects U.S. standing abroad.

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Speculation Builds That San Diego Mayor Is On His Way Out

Democratic Mayor Bob Filner has reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit brought by one of the women who accuses him of sexual harassment. Details of the deal, which must be approved by the city council, have not been released. The Union-Tribune, though, says it sets the stage for his departure.
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New York City Council To Vote On Tough Police Oversight Laws

Thursday's vote comes just weeks after a federal judge ruled the NYPD violated the civil rights of minorities. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg refuses to back down. He's appealing the judge's ruling, and working to block the council bills as well.
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Future Historians: Good Luck Sifting Through Obama Video

While a photographer has been an official part of the White House staff since John F. Kennedy was president, an official videographer is something new. Scholars say the thousands of hours of behind-the-scenes footage could be a vital resource, but it may not be very easy to use.
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Gender Gap Doesn't Budge In Virginia Governor's Race

A new poll in the Virginia governor's race reports Democrat Terry McAuliffe has a sizable lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli among female voters. That's a departure from the 2009 contest, when the Republican nominee won the women's vote by a healthy margin.

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