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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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  • For Army, Preventing Soldier Suicides Starts On Day 1
    The Army says 79 percent of suicides occur within the first three years of service, whether soldiers have been deployed or not. The trend points to major transitions within the soldier's life as one of the main causes.
  • Man Charged In Alleged D.C. Subway Bomb Plot
    Federal authorities have charged a Virginia man with plotting to bomb the Metro subway system in the Washington, D.C., area. The man, Farooque Ahmed, is said to have tried to assist people he believed were members of al-Qaida. Authorities say the public was not in danger at any time. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Dina Temple-Raston.
  • Money Has Poured Into Colorado's Senate Race
    A campaign finance policy think tank says outside groups have spend nearly $30 million on the tight contest between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck, making it one of the most expensive in the nation.
  • Supreme Court OKs Foreign Lethal Injection Drug
    The regimen previously upheld by the court includes injection with a dose of FDA-approved sodium thiopental. But in recent months, the sole U.S. manufacturer of the drug has been unable to meet demand, leaving death penalty states scrambling to find alternatives.
  • A Look At The Next Crop Of Potential House Leaders
    Republicans expecting to take control of the House next week may dream of repealing health care and slashing spending, but given the president's veto pen (among other obstacles), they're likely to achieve more as oversight watchdogs. And who will these new overseers be? From Darrell Issa on the Oversight Committee, to Dave Camp at Ways and Means, to Lamar Smith at Judiciary, expect to see investigations launched and Cabinet secretaries called in to testify. But wait -- there is a potential obstacle for some of the new chairmen: House GOP rules say you can only serve three consecutive terms as chairman or ranking member.
  • Senate Leadership Roles May Shift After Midterms
    NPR's Michele Norris talks to Politico congressional correspondent Manu Raju about a possible shuffle in Senate leadership positions after the midterm election.
  • With Oil Set To Flow, Ghana Ponders The Future
    Off the coast of Ghana, crude oil is expected to begin flowing from new finds by the end of the year. But with the hope of profits for the West African nation come worries that oil production will harm the environment. Local fishermen already complain that their catch is down.
  • Book Review: 'The Turquoise Ledge'
    Author Leslie Marmon Silko is a successful novelist and story writer. Now, she's published a memoir describing her Native American heritage and experiences growing up and living in the Southwest U.S.
  • A Common Thread: Music Of Spain And Mexico
    When Spain invaded the Americas in the 15th century, the cultural collision caused reverberations on both sides of the Atlantic. A new recording by Jordi Savall and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo turns an ear to the musical results of that clash.
  • Question Marks Surround Key Election Advertiser
    Conservative strategists describe the Commission on Hope, Growth & Opportunity as one of three important advertisers in the Republican drive to win a big House majority. But the group isn't a formal political committee. And it doesn't say anything -- in public, at least -- about promoting GOP candidates.

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