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The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President

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Sarah Bidgood is managing editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. She says her parents helped her start adult life with no debt, giving her a leg up. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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Paid In America: The Road To The Middle

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Sandbags protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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The Robots Haven't Taken Over The Stock Market (Yet)

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Mitt Romney greets supporters Sunday during a campaign rally in Findlay, Ohio. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Romney Retrospective: The Business Candidate, Still Working To Close The Deal

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The Bark winds through southeastern Wisconsin's "Kettle Moraine" — small hills called drumlins and deep glacial lakes known as kettles. It's part of the Mississippi watershed. Liam O'Leary hide caption

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Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History

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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, known as the "Ten Commandments Judge," makes an appearance at a Tea Party rally in Mobile. The Republican is running for chief justice again despite being removed from the office nearly 10 years ago for defying a federal court order to remove a massive Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama judicial building. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The 'Ten Commandments Judge' Wants His Seat Back

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This artistic interpretation shows an adult and juvenile feathered ornithomimid dinosaurs. Julius Csotonyi/Science hide caption

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Hey, Sexy Dino, Show Me Your Feathers

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Beef Heart: An Unexpected Meal That Spans Generations

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With the advent of radio and television, presidential charisma became a more important personality characteristic. Above, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who is rated one of the most charismatic presidents; John F. Kennedy; Bill Clinton. Getty Images hide caption

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Charming, Cold: Does Presidential Personality Matter?

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Juror Anita Woodruff is haunted by her decision to help convict Santae Tribble of murder. Carrie Johnson/NPR hide caption

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What Happens After Jurors Get It Wrong?

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McGovern listens to a constituent in 1974. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency

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President Obama and Mitt Romney answer questions from undecided voters at the second presidential debate, at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y., last Tuesday. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Undecided Voter: Just Like The Unicorn?

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Annual "Biketoberfest" participants ride along Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2010. Daytona Beach Visitors Bureau hide caption

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White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

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The development firm Panoramic Interests is building about two dozen "micro-apartments" in San Francisco. The company is poised to offer even smaller units if the city approves a proposed new minimum size of 220 square feet. Artist's Rendering of Smartspace Unit Courtesy of Panoramic Interests hide caption

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To Shrink Rents, S.F. Considers Shrinking Apartments

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Treatment For Alzheimer's Should Start Years Before Disease Sets In

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