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Thursday, October 25, 2012

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  • Obama The First Sitting President To Vote Early
    President Obama made history again on Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to vote early in person. His vote came at the end of a three day campaign blitz.
  • Romney Pitches 'Big Change' In Swing State Ohio
    Mitt Romney continued his post-debate campaign swing in Ohio on Thursday.
  • The 15-Year-Old Who Bought Two Houses
    Willow Tufano saved up money for her first house by selling things people left behind in foreclosed homes. After I did a story on her earlier this year, she became a little bit famous (and bought another house).
  • Gary Clark Jr.: A Blues Wunderkind Grows Up, Breaks Out
    The guitarist spent his early teens playing clubs as part of the vibrant 6th Street music scene of Austin, Texas, learning from (and impressing) blues legends along the way.
  • On Climate Policy, Romney Walks A Tightrope
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has accepted the scientific consensus that the planet is warming up. But he has not accepted another element of that consensus: that humans are largely responsible. His position is well-grounded in politics, but not so in logic.
  • In A Tanzanian Village, Elephant Poachers Thrive
    In an impoverished country, elephant poaching is a quick way to make big money. A pair of poachers explain how they track and kill elephants in one of Africa's top game reserves.
  • Windows 8 Billed As Biggest Change To PC In 17 Years
    Microsoft faces an important crossroads as it launches the new operating system, Windows 8. The software is based on touch screens and gives users a much different experience than previous Windows systems. Windows 8 is seen as critical for Microsoft as it seeks to expand to tablets and smartphones, areas where it has lagged badly.
  • Beef Heart: An Unexpected Meal That Spans Generations
    Beef heart, once a common dish for the poor, has been rediscovered by chefs and eaters of all ages. All Things Considered speaks with cookbook authors Jody Eddy and Christine Carroll about the stories behind their recipes.
  • Syrian Government Agrees To Temporary Cease-Fire
    The Syrian government has announced it will cease military operations for four days beginning tomorrow, to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha. The Feast of Sacrifice is one of the holiest events on the Muslim calendar. The reaction from Syria's rebel forces has been mixed, with some commanders saying they will honor the truce but others insisting they won't. International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi proposed the ceasefire in hopes it would lead to negotiations on the political solution to the 19-month old conflict. As the truce was announced, heavy fighting continued in several areas, especially in Syria's largest city, Aleppo.
  • Israel Operates Inside Sudan, Israeli Official Says
    For the first time, an intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the Israeli military operates in Sudan. The comments came just days after the government in Khartoum accused Israel of bombing an arms factory. The Israeli government has refused to comment officially.

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