Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain waits backstage before the presidential debate with Obama in 2008. Scott Olson/AP hide caption

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To Prep For Debates, Stand-Ins Take The Stage

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President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both campaigned in the battleground state of Ohio this week. AP hide caption

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Ohio County A Historic Predictor Of State's Vote

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Meet Adam Wolf*, your asset protection adviser. (*Not his real name.) via Global Wealth Protection hide caption

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He Won't Tell You His Name, But He'll Help You Hide Your Money

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Families in a predominantly Latino youth soccer league gather for matches in Aurora. Hispanics make up nearly a third of the city's population, according to the 2010 Census. Megan Verlee for NPR hide caption

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Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches

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There's no industry standard size for food and drink portions, so it's hard to compare a Big Gulp with a McDonald's medium soda. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

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Traders work in the bond pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1995. In recent decades, much of the trading has left the pits and gone electronic. Michael S. Green/AP hide caption

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Chicago Pits Quieter, But Traders' Outcries Linger

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Colorado Springs Soaks In Triple The Political Ads

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At School, Overweight Children Carry A Heavy Burden

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President Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally on Saturday in Milwaukee. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Candidates Banter Over The Best Side Of The Beltway

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event at the Cox Pavilion Friday in Las Vegas. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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There's Still Time For Romney To Make An Effective Case

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Arefa with her host family, sisters Jami Valentine (left) and Staci Freeman. Doctors in the U.S. have been treating Arefa's third-degree burns, and also performed skin-graft surgery for the top of her head. Each morning still requires a fresh dressing. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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One Afghan Girl's Healing Journey To The U.S.

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Mitt Romney takes the stage at a campaign rally at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sept. 8. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Military Vote Seen As A Key To Capturing Virginia

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An incentive system that gave bonuses to teachers upfront, with the threat of having to give the money back if student performance didn't improve, proved effective in one study. David Franklin/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Do Scores Go Up When Teachers Return Bonuses?

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Canned food is a source of BPA exposure, but researchers aren't sure whether it causes childhood obesity. Above, the soup isle at a grocery store in Washington, D.C. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Link Between BPA And Childhood Obesity Is Unclear

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The Michigan Gala apples on this packing line will soon be in short supply. After a mild fall and winter, then a late-April freeze, Michigan's apple cultivation has dropped 90 percent. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Shriveled Mich. Apple Harvest Means Fewer Jobs, Tough Year Ahead

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