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Monday, August 20, 2012

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  • After Week Apart, Romney And Ryan Campaign In N.H.
    After spending most of last week in separate states, the Republican ticket reassembled today in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan appeared together at a town hall in New Hampshire. NPR's Ari Shapiro was there and has this report.
  • Republicans On Defense After Naked Romp In Sea Of Galilee
    All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks to Jake Sherman of political news site Politico about the report that last August, during a fact-finding Congressional trip to Israel, freshman Republican lawmakers went for a late-night swim — one of them naked — in the Sea of Galilee. The Federal Bureau of Investigation ended up looking into what happened.
  • Comedy's Self-Deprecating Pioneer Phyllis Diller Dies
    In the 1950s, when Diller started being funny for a living, there were no female standup comedians making it big. Some critics have said she succeeded because a lot of her material was about mocking herself. She died at home, where she'd been in hospice care after a fall, at the age of 95.
  • Ann Romney Adds Fire, Faith To Husband's Campaign
    The wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has overcome serious illness and a severe aversion to politics to campaign for her husband. Ann Romney is now passionate about her role promoting and protecting her husband on the campaign trail.
  • Can Somalia Come Back From Years Of Lawlessness?
    After decades of bloody warlords and lawlessness, there is new hope for political moves towards stability in Mogadishu. A parliament chosen by clan elders and vetted to keep out bad elements is to choose a new president. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with the BBC's Somalia analyst Mary Harper about the latest developments.
  • Dissident's Death Stirs A Drama In Cuba
    Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya was killed in a car crash last month. Witnesses say it was an accident. But the government is using the case for propaganda purposes, Paya's family suspects a government conspiracy, and a Spanish activist has been jailed.
  • Wood Energy Not 'Green' Enough, Says Mass.
    Wind and solar get lots of attention, but another kind of renewable power actually creates more energy in our country --wood. The state of Massachusetts on Friday decided that these plants aren't green enough to get some special breaks.
  • 'A Hundred Flowers' Looks At China's Revolution
    NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama that takes place in China during 1950s and '60s.
  • North Adams, Mass.: A Manufacturing Town For Art
    In a valley at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains, a struggling industrial town is making an artistic comeback. North Adams is now home to MASS MoCA, one of the largest museums of contemporary art in the world — housed in 26 former factory buildings.
  • Obama Defends Campaign Tone, Criticizes Romney
    President Obama held an unexpected press conference Monday afternoon. The president took questions on issues ranging from Medicare to the tone of the campaign and Syria.

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