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Friday, October 11, 2013

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  • More Meetings But No Deal Yet On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown
    President Obama met this afternoon with Senate Republicans. There's no agreement yet but the parties appear to be working towards a deal to raise the federal debt limit and re-open the government.
  • Week In Politics: Two Weeks Of Shutdown, And Debt Ceiling Talks
    Robert Siegel talks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with The New York Times. They discuss the federal government shutdown and the debt ceiling debates.
  • JP Morgan Posts Loss Ahead Of Expected Fines
    JP Morgan Chase reported something unusual today: a loss. The bank has been forced to set aside a huge cash reserve to cover expected fines and related legal costs. In the most recent quarter, the set-aside was so large — $9.1 billion — that it produced a net loss for the bank.
  • MLB Postseason Contenders All Have Storied Histories
    If you like your postseason baseball full of plucky, low budget upstarts...sorry. Both the American and National league championship series have a distinctly old school feel to them. The Dodgers, Cardinals, Red Sox and Tigers all have long, storied histories — and big payrolls to match. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Robert Siegel about baseball's final four teams.
  • Electric Football, Invented In 1948, Still Alive And Buzzing
    There's a cult following for the game that most of America threw out when video games came along. It's more competitive than ever. And in the eyes of some, it's art.
  • Shutdown Takes A Toll On GOP In Virginia Governor's Race
    Republican Ken Cuccinelli had been trailing Democrat Terry McAuliffe by a few points in the polls before the partial government shutdown. But since then, McAuliffe's lead has clearly widened in a state that's home to many federal employees.
  • Billionaire's Gift Reopens Some Head Start Programs
    Melissa Block speaks with Dora Jones, director of the Cheaha Regional Head Start in Talladega, Alabama, to gauge the effect of a recent $10 million private donation to the National Head Start Association.
  • Making Babies? Yep, There's An App For That
    Some women are tracking their own fertility using their smartphones. A number of fertility apps are designed to help couples conceive.
  • View Of Snowden's Exile Life As He Gets Whistle-Blower Award
    On Thursday, we saw the first image of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden since he was granted temporary asylum in Russia in August. He's shown in a photograph taken in Moscow getting an award for being a whistle-blower. Melissa Block talks to one of the fellow whistle-blowers who gave him the award, Thomas Drake, from Moscow to get a glimpse of Snowden's life of exile in Russia.
  • 'Captain Phillips': High Stakes On The High Seas
    The film, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, is based on the true story of a freighter captured by Somali pirates in 2009. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's an accomplished and surprisingly emotional thriller. (Recommended)

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