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All Things Considered
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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  • Where The Marijuana Grows: Feds Target Landowners
    Federal agents, who have been raiding cornfields and vineyards in the Central Valley in California, are now going after the landlords — threatening to seize buildings where marijuana is sold and farmland where it's grown. The collision between state and federal law is creating confusion and panic among both landowners and medical marijuana users.
  • Police Arrested On Gun-Smuggling Charges
    Five officers in the New York Police Department have been arrested on charges of smuggling guns, cigarettes and slot machines they thought were stolen. Three retired NYPD officers and a New Jersey corrections officer are also charged.
  • Cold War Bomb To Be Dismantled
    The last B53 bomb is supposed to be dismantled Tuesday. Michele Norris speaks with Hans Kristensen from the Federation of American Scientists about the historical climate surrounding the B53 bomb.
  • School District Says No To Teacher Bonus Grant
    Oregon City, just south of Portland, Ore., has rejected more than $2.5 million in federal funds. The school district turned down money that would have given performance-based pay bonuses to teachers, a controversial part of the Obama administration's education policy.
  • Northern Lights Glow In Southern States
    Melissa Block talks to Robert Moore of the University of West Georgia's physics department about a surprising display of the northern lights Monday night that went as far south as Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia itself.
  • Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families
    Nearly 700 Native American children in South Dakota are being removed from their homes every year, sometimes in questionable circumstances.
  • Perry Proposes Optional 20 Percent Flat Tax
    On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his economic platform in hopes of giving a lift to his struggling presidential campaign. Perry's plan includes an optional flat tax that would let people file their returns on a form the size of a postcard.
  • The GOP Campaign Ad Wars, As Seen On YouTube
    Television advertising is starting later than usual this year, but it's not because the candidates aren't making ads — most of their videos can be found online. They range from the cinematic to the quirky, like one much-discussed ad from Herman Cain starring his cigarette-smoking campaign manager.
  • Huntsman Shows Off Mandarin Skills
    Throughout the presidential campaign, we'll bring you moments from the candidates. Monday night, Jon Huntsman showed off his often mentioned, but seldom demonstrated, knowledge of the Mandarin language on the Colbert Report.
  • Key Panel Recommends Routine HPV Vaccination For Boys
    Experts voted to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all 11- and 12-year-old boys be vaccinated with Gardasil, Merck's vaccine against human papillomavirus. Vaccinations could start as early as age 9.

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