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Will Romney's Trip Move Needle For GOP?

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is home from his tour of England, Israel and Poland. NPR's Ari Shapiro looks at whether the trip had any impact on the state of the presidential race here in the U-S.
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Conservatives Rally Around Chick-Fil-A

Conservative Christians are rallying on behalf of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A after comments by the restaurant's president in support of "traditional" marriage sparked a public outcry. The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned the chain not to come to their cities. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and other conservatives have organized a pro Chick-fil-A day. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.
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Lawmakers Face Off On Pentagon Spending Cuts

The battle over sequestration is getting louder, as the defense industry mobilizes to prevent across-the-board cuts to Pentagon spending. Non-defense groups are trying to avoid being drowned out. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.
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Analysis: Congress Approves Spending Extension To Tackle 'Fiscal Cliff' Later

Congress announced a deal Tuesday that would avert government shutdown in October. As The Hill's Alex Bolton explains, they're trying to clear the issue off the docket for the lame duck session so they have more time to address tax cuts and sequestration.

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D.C. Abortion Bill Defeated In U.S. House

A Congressional bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks in D.C. was defeated in the U.S. House, a development which was cheered by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Nortion.

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Political Stumbles Mark Romney's Trip Abroad

Mitt Romney headed home on Tuesday after an overseas trip to three countries. The presumptive Republican nominee visited Poland, where he delivered a speech in Warsaw. He also visited the United Kingdom and Israel.
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Teens Petition For A Woman To Moderate Fall Debate

Audie Cornish speaks with a high school student who gathered almost 120,000 signatures on a petition she created with two civics classmates. Emma Axelrod of Montclair, N.J., and her friends are asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a woman to moderate at least one of this fall's presidential debates. The young women point out in their petition that it's been 20 years since a female moderator has run a presidential debate. They tried to deliver that petition to the Commission in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
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Romney Campaign Stokes VP Tension With New App

The biggest mystery currently looming over the political world is who Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate. The campaign has actively built suspense over the announcement — offering supporters a chance to meet the eventual pick and tweeting out the names of some contenders believed to be on a shortlist. On Tuesday, the campaign released a smartphone app called "Mitt's VP" and promised that those who download it will be the first to know who Romney chooses. Audie Cornish has more.

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