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Thursday, September 23, 2010

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  • Obama Appeals To U.N. To Back Mideast Peace Efforts
    One year ago, President Obama appeared before the United Nations General Assembly to usher in what he called a new era of American engagement. On Thursday, he was back in New York, asking world leaders for their help establishing a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Advice On A New Obama Economic Adviser
    The Obama administration is starting to do some outreach to find a replacement for Lawrence Summers. Advocates are pushing for a businessperson, a populist, a consensus builder or a woman to become the new head of the National Economic Council.
  • The State Of The NFL
    NPR's David Greene talks to Peter King, senior football writer for Sports Illustrated, about the state of the NFL.
  • Execution Of Virginia Woman Stirs Objections
    Teresa Lewis was executed Thursday evening for plotting the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. The 41-year-old woman's supporters argued her mental capacity should have exempted her from the death penalty. But the U.S. Supreme Court denied her petition.
  • No Clear Path Yet For Many Obama Judicial Nominees
    More than 100 federal judicial slots are open, but Republicans continue to keep many of Obama's nominees bottled up in the confirmation process.
  • Republicans Take Aim At Outspoken Liberal In Florida
    Rep. Alan Grayson represents a district that -- until his election -- had long been Republican. Now, demographics are changing in his favor, and´╗┐ he's one of the House's top Democratic fundraisers. But opponent Dan Webster predicts that the well-honed GOP machine will beat Democrats in getting out the vote.
  • Sen. Feingold Faces Tight Race In Wisconsin
    NPR's David Greene talks to Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, about the U.S. Senate race there. Democrat Russ Feingold, an anti-war voice and champion of campaign finance reform, is in a tough fight to hold his seat against a political newcomer, Republican Ron Johnson.
  • India's Commonwealth Games Face Hurdles
    Athletes from around the world are supposed to be arriving in New Delhi this week for the Commonwealth Games. But many teams have delayed their arrivals, some athletes have canceled, and India is frantically trying to salvage the event. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Digvijay Singh Deo, an associate sports editor for CNN-IBN television in New Delhi, India.
  • A Bawdy Milton Poem, Or 17th Century Fraud?
    A little-known poem has been retrieved from the Oxford University archives, which appears to reveal a 17th century attempt to besmirch the reputation of John Milton, the author of Paradise Lost. The poem is a bawdy ditty laden with sexual innuendo, and is labeled "by Milton." However, since Milton is best-known as a great religious and political polemicist, it hardly fits with the rest of his work -- and some academics believe the poem was actually the work of a jealous political rival.
  • Classical Fans Tell Stories Of 'First Loves'
    The simple question, "What was the first piece of classical music you fell in love with?" launched a new music blog and an avalanche of powerful stories.

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