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Friday, September 21, 2012

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  • Romney's 2011 Tax Return Shows He Paid At 14.1 Percent Rate, Campaign Says
    That rate is in line with earlier statements the candidate made about how much he paid in taxes last year. He's also releasing a summary of his taxes from the past 20 years — which may not satisfy Democrats who want him to offer more details.
  • Week In Politics: The '47 Percent,' Senate Races
    Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's "47 percent," new polls on the presidential race, and close Senate races.
  • 'No Place Like Home' Shoes Use GPS To Get You There
    British artist Dominic Wilcox has designed a pair of shoes called "No Place Like Home," inspired by Dorothy's red slippers in The Wizard of Oz. The shoes are equipped with GPS and tell the wearer how to get to his or her destination with a click of the heel. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
  • In Calif., Some Ex-Inmates Get Help In New Ways
    Under California's criminal justice realignment program, counties are taking over responsibility from the state for low-level felons. That has affected how inmates with histories of mental illness move through the system even after they're released.
  • Bullets And Buddies On The Streets Of South Central
    Action thrillers about the LAPD have become a staple in Hollywood, but NPR's Bob Mondello says End of Watch approaches the genre with an emotional authenticity that's often missing in lesser films.
  • Obama, Ryan Talk Medicare At AARP Convention
    President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan addressed the annual AARP convention in New Orleans on Friday.
  • In Wisconsin, Political Circus Leaves Voters Wounded
    Emotions are still raw in Wisconsin after the bitter fight over public unions and the unsuccessful vote to recall Gov. Scott Walker. As the presidential election approaches, many people are deeply pained by the divide between political extremes, and wishing they felt better about this race.
  • Book Review: 'The People Of Forever Are Not Afraid'
    Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the novel, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, by Shani Boianjiu, a young woman veteran of the Israeli Defense Force.
  • Chimney Rock Becomes Newest National Monument
    An ancient beauty in southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock became the third national monument named by President Obama on Friday. More than just a spectacular feature, Chimney Rock's towering sandstone pillars were of astronomical importance to the ancestral Pueblo people over 1,000 years ago.
  • One Afghan Girl's Healing Journey To The U.S.
    Arefa, 6, suffered a life-threatening wound on her head as well as severe burns when her family's tent in Afghanistan was engulfed in flames from an IED. Doctors treating her at a hospital in Los Angeles say her struggle to stay alive for three years is nothing short of a miracle.

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