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National Air and Space Museum To Reopen

The National Air and Space Museum will reopen today after protesters tried to enter the building Saturday.

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'Ten Letters': What Americans Tell Obama

The White House receives some 20,000 letters and emails a day, and occasionally citizens are surprised by a personal response to their missives. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow, who writes about this correspondence in his book Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.
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Values Voters Call The Tune For GOP Campaign

There's new controversy for Rick Perry this weekend, after supporter and evangelical leader Robert Jeffress called Mormonism a cult while speaking with reporters at the Values Voter Summit. Host Audie Cornish talks with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson about the latest 2012 presidential campaign news.
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Values Voters Lukewarm, But Romney Presses On

In a straw poll at the two-day Values Voter Summit, Texas Congressman Ron Paul was the winner, but much of the talk of the conference was about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is viewed by many in the movement as soft on social issues.
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Ron Paul Wins Straw Poll At Values Voter Summit

It's day two of the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Robert Smith talks with NPR's Don Gonyea about the surprising results of a straw poll there today: Ron Paul won big, Herman Cain was a strong second, and Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney trailed badly.
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Ron Paul Wins Straw Poll At Values Voter Summit

The Texas congressman took 37 percent of the vote of social conservatives, easily beating front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Businessman Herman Cain came in second in the test vote for the Republican nomination.
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Hiring's Up, So Will Obama Keep His Job?

New jobs numbers came out Friday, reporting employers added more than 100,000 workers to their payrolls. That's better than many forecasters were expecting, but not good enough for the 14 million Americans who are still out of work. NPR's Scott Horsley reports on what the numbers tell us about the economy and what they mean for President Obama.
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Romney Focuses On Security; Voters Weigh His Faith

While people were talking about the religion of former Gov. Mitt Romney at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Romney was wrapping up a two-day swing through South Carolina. Romney finished fourth in this state's primary in 2008, and his Mormonism was one of the issues seen as holding him back. This time around, there's been less talk about religion and more about policy, but Romney still has a tough row to hoe in this early-voting state. NPR's Ari Shapiro explains why.

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