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Friday, October 12, 2012

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  • Biden Brings High Energy To Vice Presidential Debate
    One day after his debate with Paul Ryan, Vice President Joe Biden took to the campaign trail. He spoke at a rally in LaCrosse, Wis.
  • Ryan Attacks Biden On Libya Post-Debate
    One day after Congressman Paul Ryan debated Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney took to the campaign trail in Virginia and Ohio.
  • Week In Politics: Vice Presidential Debate
    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 the vice presidential debate.
  • Do Chinese Tech Firms Pose U.S. Security Threat?
    The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
  • Baseball's Division Playoffs Down To Single Games
    Robert Siegel talks with Mike Pesca about Major League Baseball's postseason.
  • Russia No Longer Wants U.S. Aid To Secure Nukes
    When the Soviet Union collapsed, its vast nuclear stockpile did not appear secure and the U.S. stepped in to help. Thousands of nuclear weapons have been dismantled with U.S. aid over the past two decades. But now Moscow says it's ready to pull the plug on the program.
  • American Documented Syria's War From Inside
    Robert Siegel talks with Obaida Hitto, a 25-year-old Syrian American from Texas who spent five months assisting the Free Syrian Army in Deir al-Zour on the Euphrates River, near the border of Iraq. He documented the violence in the eastern Syrian city through videos he posted on the Internet, until he was injured in a mortar attack by Bashar Assad's forces at the end of September. He is now recovering in Istanbul.
  • Prehistoric 'Kennewick Man' Was All Beefcake
    "K-Man," as he's known to locals, lived more than 9,500 years ago in what is now Washington state. Scientists studying his ancient bones say he was all athlete, with a soccer player's leg muscles and a killer arm that might fit right in among today's major league players.
  • Indie Appeal And Black Experience Meet In 'Middle'
    Publicist-turned-filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere follows an inmate's wife's struggle to start over. It's part of a larger, indie film movement that aims to expand the audience for black cinema by telling stories that are "emotionally resonant [to] all."
  • Vice Presidential Candidates Spar Over Medicare
    Fact checkers have raised some flags about some of the claims the candidates made regarding Medicare. Ryan tried to insist that his Medicare plan is bipartisan, while Biden at one point may have confused Medicare with Medicaid.

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