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Unlikely Advocates Fight For Gay Rights In Mich. City

Last June, the city council of Holland voted against adding sexual orientation and gender identity to local anti-discrimination laws. Now, religious leaders and Republicans have joined to pressure the council to change that vote.
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Virginia Elections: High Stakes, But Low Turnout Expected

Virginia voters will head to the polls for state and local elections Tuesday, and the state senate could change hands depending on the day's outcome.

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What The U.S. Got From A Euro-Focused Summit

President Obama comes back to Washington Saturday from the G-20 summit in France. NPR's Scott Horsley examines what the president achieved at the meeting, considering an agenda heavily overshadowed by the European debt crisis.
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Greece Votes To Keep Its Head, For Now

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a vote of confidence late Friday night after pledging he would step aside to form a broad coalition government. Yet, as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells host Scott Simon, it's still not clear whether Greece can create a new government.
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A Week Of Harassment For Herman Cain

This week was to have been Herman Cain's triumphant arrival in Washington, D.C., as a front-running GOP presidential candidate. Instead, he spent all five days dogged by sexual harassment allegations, capped on Friday by a statement from one of the victims through her lawyer. NPR's Tamara Keith recaps.
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Herman Cain's Base Ponders His Accusations

Herman Cain is near the top of a new national poll, despite battling allegations of sexual harassment from a dozen years ago. So what do his likely fans at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation conference think of Cain and charges against him? NPR's Andrea Seabrook was there and talked to some of them.
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Latest Jobs Numbers Not Great, But Not Bad, Either

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment ticked down last month from 9.1 percent to 9 percent. Overall, job growth was modest, a continuation of a trend that's been with us all year. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's business correspondent Yuki Noguchi.
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GOP Front-Runners Pass Iowa By

While Herman Cain was wrapping up a rough week in Washington, five of his fellow GOP presidential contenders were in Iowa Friday night for the state GOP's Ronald Reagan Dinner. Cain and Mitt Romney skipped the Iowa event, and in fact, they've spent little time courting Iowa voters, though that hasn't hurt their standing in the polls. Host Scott Simon talks local politics with Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register.
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Generation X Divided Over 2012 Candidates

A new Pew survey finds that Gen Xers, now in their 30s and 40s, are feeling harder hit by the recession than other groups as they struggle to raise children and save for their own retirement. Always a diverse group, they are split in support for President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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