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Monday, October 22, 2012

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  • Final Debate Aims Focus On Foreign Policy
    The third and final presidential debate takes place Monday night on the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. The focus of the debate is foreign policy, and each candidate will seek to show that they are better equipped to handle the nations international affairs. All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with NPR's Mara Liasson.
  • How Big Should The U.S. Navy Be?
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants the U.S. Navy to have 350 ships, up from the current fleet of 287. Analysts are divided on whether the U.S. needs a fleet this large.
  • Indian Activist, Actor Russel Means Dies
    Native American actor and Activist Russell Means has died of cancer at the age of 72. Means, an Oglala Lakota, was among the early members of the American Indian Movement who helped lead the 1973 Occupation of the Town of Wounded Knee in the Pine Ridge reservation. He then became a Hollywood actor appearing in such films as the Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers. Means began in his youth as an activist then crossed over into a mainstream acting career, but through it all he remained a fiery and outspoken advocate for Native American rights.
  • Kendra Morris: Skateboards And Karaoke Machines
    When Kendra Morris was a little girl growing up in St. Petersburg, Fla., she would hide in her closet and sing along with her karaoke machine. Later, when she moved to New York to chase her music dreams, it was back into the closet with an eight-track recorder she'd bought.
  • What Happens After Jurors Get It Wrong?
    A judge threw out Santae Tribble's murder conviction earlier this year, after Tribble had spent decades in prison. Now, Tribble is fighting for a finding of actual legal innocence that would help him get compensation for the years he spent behind bars. Two jurors who convicted him have written to the court on his behalf.
  • For Many Florida Ex-Cons, Voting Booth Is Off-Limits
    Nationwide, nearly 6 million people have lost the right to vote because of felony convictions. And while some states are making it easier for former felons to regain that right, Florida — with 1.5 million disenfranchised former felons — has taken the opposite approach.
  • Amid Lockout, Ohio NHL Fans Cheer Virtual Team
    Last week should have been the home opener for Columbus Ohio's professional hockey team, the Blue Jackets. But with the league in the midst of a lockout, Nationwide Arena was dark. Around the corner at a bar, however, Blue Jackets fans loudly cheered on a video game simulation of the game, with the actual radio play-by-play announcers showing up as well to call the game.
  • Majority In House Could Hinge On Key Iowa Race
    If the presidential race and the battle for control of the House could be boiled down to one district, it might be Iowa's 3rd. There, two current members, Republican Tom Latham and Democrat Leonard Boswell, face off after redistricting put them in the same district. Outside money is pouring in, and this rare incumbent face-off could help determine who rules the House next year.
  • Teen Debaters Parse Candidates' Style And Substance
    Teen debaters can learn a lot from watching the presidential debates, gleaning lessons from politicians who've been coached by the best. They can also learn a lot about what not to do.
  • Armstrong Stripped Of Titles, Banned From Cycling
    Cycling's governing body Monday stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles and banned him for life. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling," said Pat McQuaid, the president of the cycling union. Armstrong's name will be erased from the record books and he might also be stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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