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Friday, October 16, 2009

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  • Afghan Vote Audit Nears End; Runoff Likely?
    The results of the audit could drop incumbent Hamid Karzai's vote total below 50 percent, triggering a second round of voting. Officials in Kabul also say a resolution of the election could come in a loya jirga, a political assembly traditionally used in Afghanistan to decide political matters.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    Afghanistan, health care and the economy dominated the week in politics. Regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight.
  • Letters: Baseball, Modern
    Listeners respond to the story on the timing of baseball games on TV and the overuse of the word "modern." Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Endangered Sea Turtles Return To Mexico's Beaches
    Prized for their meat, shells, skins and eggs, Olive Ridley turtles were harvested to the brink of extinction in Mexico during the 1970s and '80s. But thanks to a government ban on their slaughter, about 1 million of the sea turtles now nest on three beaches in Oaxaca.
  • Goodie Mob: Come And Get Some 'Soul Food'
    Rap music may have started in the Bronx, but in recent years, the South has taken over the airwaves. The latest selection in the You Must Hear This series, in which musicians talk about a piece of music they love, is some early Southern rap from the group that coined the term "Dirty South." Rapper Bun B, of the Grammy-nominated group UGK, says that Goodie Mob's debut album inspires his life and music to this day.
  • GOP May Lose Stronghold In Upstate New York
    Republicans in upstate New York are struggling to hold on to one of the GOP's last remaining House seats in the Northeast. Conservatives are running their own candidate, splitting the Republican vote. The bitter feud could hand Democrats a victory in a district that has never elected a Democrat.
  • New York Governor Says Budget Cuts Will Be 'Painful'
    New York Gov. David Paterson has called on state legislators to slash $5 billion from the budget to head off a ballooning budget gap. Resistant legislators have called his forecast "hysteria." Paterson tells NPR that legislators need to step up and "meet obligations."
  • Evicted Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Land
    It's a tactic extremist settler groups are calling "the price tag." Each time settlers are evicted from an illegal outpost, they retaliate with an attack on Palestinian land. "It's smart but evil," a lawyer with an Israeli human rights group says. "Security forces will have to divert manpower energy to deal with the new problem."
  • Football Blowouts: The Art To Winning Big
    Every year, one or two high school football games get national attention for lopsided scores. No one likes to lose, but can something be learned by being on the wrong side of a blowout? Are we too willing to vilify coaches who are on the winning side?
  • Nats Follower May Be Unluckiest Fan
    The Washington Nationals baseball team lost a whopping 103 games this season. Local fan Stephen Krupin attended 19 games, but each one he attended ended in a loss. He later discovered the odds of that happening are about 1 in 131,204. Krupin says he considers himself a lucky person, but as a native Washingtonian and a fan of Washington sports, he knows what it's like to see losing teams.

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