Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., (center) campaigns at a parade Saturday in Belgrade, Mont.
October 1, 2012 Republicans retain hopes of retaking control of the Senate. They lost the majority in 2006, in part because of the razor-close victory of Democratic challenger Jon Tester in Montana. Now, Tester is the incumbent facing a tough challenge of his own against the state's sole member of the House.
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October 1, 2012 After scoring poorly on recent restaurant surveys, Arby's is introducing fresh-made sandwiches and a new logo. But the chain is not about to ditch the curly fries that made it famous.
October 1, 2012 Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Republican challenger, John Dennis, attacks her with a weird zombie ad. In 2010, an ad of his portrayed her as the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. That helped him get 15 percent of the vote.
October 1, 2012 Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Halvorson, manager of Drug Emporium, about the cricket problems he's having at his business in Waco, Texas, this year. Moist, mild conditions last winter have resulted in something resembling a cricket plague. Member station KWBU assisted with the sound for this story.
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October 1, 2012 California has become the first state in the nation to ban controversial "gay-to-straight" therapy for minors.
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October 1, 2012 At issue is whether a group of Nigerians granted political asylum in the U.S. can use the Alien Tort Statute to sue Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell for its alleged practices in Nigeria. The justices sharply questioned both the plaintiffs' attorney as well as Shell's lawyer.
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October 1, 2012 Students at more than a dozen New York City high schools can now get the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription or a parent's consent. City health officials say they're taking the unusual step to prevent teen pregnancy and that parents can opt out if they wish. Still, many parents expressed outrage after the program was publicized.
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October 1, 2012 The presidential candidates meet for the first of three debates on Wednesday. This week, we'll take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate as well as the stakes. We start with a report on Mitt Romney, who got plenty of debate practice during the primary season.
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Voters these days often reward politicians who sit at either end of the ideological spectrum while punishing those seen as compromisers.
October 1, 2012 It's easy to blame politicians for failing to set aside differences and work together. But many political scientists believe that voters share the blame. Americans increasingly view the world through separate, partisan lenses and have turned compromise into a political liability.
The Iranian cameraman who was part of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's delegation to the U.N. last week is now seeking asylum, a lawyer says.
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October 1, 2012 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brought a large entourage with him when he visited New York last week. One of them, a cameraman, stayed behind and is seeking asylum in the U.S., a lawyer says.
October 1, 2012 Tell Me More will host a live radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum on October 10th. Host Michel Martin will discuss the roles of teachers, parents, government, business --- and of course, social media. To do that, Martin wants to start the conversation now with listeners via Twitter. Join Tell Me More on Twitter today by using #npredchat.
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October 1, 2012 For many teachers, September brings grand plans for the new school year. October sees those plans fall under the weight of classroom challenges. Teacher Roxanna Elden writes about how young educators can survive and thrive in her book, See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers, and she speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee.
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October 1, 2012 Keija Minor recently made history when she became the first African-American editor-in-chief of a Conde Nast publication. She sits down with guest host Celeste Headlee to talk about her plans for Brides magazine and how she views her historic achievement.
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October 1, 2012 The Supreme Court term began Monday, and it already looks like a busy season. The high court is likely to take up affirmative action, same-sex marriage, and the Voting Rights Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with constitutional law Professor Darren Hutchinson about the Supreme Court cases.
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Oxbow Public Market in Napa, Calif., opened in 2007 and was designed to blend in with the surrounding architecture.
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October 1, 2012 Urbanites and developers keen on fresh food and a more personable shopping experience are rediscovering the old public markets and rebuilding them.
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