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Agreement Reached For Commercial Space Flights Out Of Virginia

Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport will operate commercial flights as part of the state's push to develop the facility as a premier site for space programs.

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Obama, Romney In Tug Of War Over China Trade

The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.
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Obama Files New Trade Complaint Against China

President Obama announced the complaint during a campaign stop in Ohio on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to Scott Horsley.
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Football And (Conservative) Politics Do Mix For Some NFL Fans

Americans for Prosperity, a well-funded political advocacy group, normally spends its millions on TV ads. But it's finding success in reaching out to voters directly by showing up at big events — like NFL games.
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State Strategies For Controlling Medicaid Costs

Many states seek to partially implement Medicaid reforms of the Affordable Care Act. Please join us for a conversation on what changes in Medicaid rules could mean for state budgets, the federal deficit and the nation's poor.

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A Year On, What Did 'Occupy' Accomplish?

The Occupy Wall Street movement marks its first anniversary this week. Its supporters argue that it elevated the issue of economic inequality, but others say it made more noise than change. Host Michel Martin discusses the movement with author Debra Dickerson, who is still participating in protests and writes about them for Slate.com.
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Is The 'Fiscal Cliff' As Bad As It Sounds?

Large cuts to the budget will take effect in January if Congress doesn't agree on a spending and tax plan. The White House has said it'll work with lawmakers to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," but experts predict a long budget battle. Host Michel Martin speaks with economics reporter Sudeep Reddy and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.

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