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All Things Considered
Monday, August 25, 2008

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  • Michelle Obama: Family Is Focus Of Denver Speech
    Michelle Obama delivers the keynote speech on the first day of the Democratic convention. She'll focus on the story of her husband, Barack Obama, and their family. "I want people to understand who we are as a family, what our values are," she tells NPR.
  • Residents Of Gary, Ind., Look Up To One Another
    Fans of the Gary RailCats, a minor league baseball team from Gary, Ind., nominate people in their community who make a difference and aren't running for public office. Answers in the RailCats' stadium range from mothers to the team's general manager.
  • With Olympics Over, China's Self-Confidence Soars
    China's 51 gold medals proved its status as a sports powerhouse, and the games showed off its modernity and organization. "China has stood up in the world," one expert says.
  • Letters: Kids and the Olympics, Christian Science Church
    Listeners respond to the story on children who were staying up late to watch the Olympics and a Christian Scientist congregation's legal battle to tear down its church in Washington, D.C.
  • Biden's Link To Credit-Card Firm Questioned
    Joe Biden's son Hunter received consulting fees from Delaware-based credit-card company MBNA from 2001 to 2005 for work on online banking issues, a time Sen. Biden helped the credit-card industry push through key legislation.
  • Dems Woo South With Conservative Candidates
    After winning special congressional elections in Louisiana and Mississippi earlier this year, Democrats are running hard in other longtime GOP strongholds in the Deep South. Democrats may be gaining ground with candidates who extol Christian values and tax cuts.
  • Airlines Tweak Rules For Frequent-Flier Miles
    Airlines are making changes to their frequent-flier programs, introducing new fees and making it harder to get free tickets. Tim Winship, publisher of, offers a strategy: Book that award ticket before the price goes up.
  • Democrats Kick Off Convention
    Democrats will officially nominate Barack Obama as their presidential candidate. Publicly, they have been stressing party unity, but it's yet to be seen how Hillary Clinton will use her time on the stage, and just how wholehearted her support for Obama will appear to be.
  • Obama Campaigns In Midwest
    While the Democratic Convention gets under way Monday, the party's headliner, Barack Obama, isn't in Denver. He's busy stumping across a handful of Midwestern battleground states. He held a town hall meeting in Davenport, Iowa.
  • McCain Campaigns In Phoenix High School
    Republican John McCain urged students at a Phoenix high school to vote. He also received the endorsement of Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee, who called the Republican presidential candidate a "fighter for the immigration issue."

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