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  • Presbyterians Have Varied Views On Gay Marriage
    Twenty years ago, few Americans approved of homosexuality or thought gay marriage should be legal. Now, nearly half of all Americans support same-sex marriage, though most Christians are still opposed to it.
  • In Florida, Registering Voters A Whole New Game
    Florida's new election law includes tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. The rules are forcing those groups to change tactics, and appear to be having an impact on the number of people registering to vote in November's general election.
  • Ambassador Crocker Focuses On Afghanistan's Future
    Morning Edition's Renee Montagne continues her reporting from the Afghan capital Kabul on the future of Afghanistan. She sits down with the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker.
  • Unmanned Aircrafts May Revive Ohio City's Economy
    The city of Wilmington, Ohio, was economically devastated three years ago after shipper DHL left town, taking with it thousands of jobs. Economic developers in Wilmington now think one way back is to embrace the unmanned vehicle industry. The FAA recently gave the Air Force permission to test UAVs at the largely vacant Wilmington Air Park.
  • Doctors' Due Diligence: Measuring Kids' Blood Pressure
    With the rising incidence of obesity comes a rising incidence of the health-related problems it causes. Pediatricians report seeing high blood pressure, heart disease and even certain cancers — diseases previously considered problems among adults only — in children as young as 3.
  • Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories
    Storytelling can be a way of giving people with dementia a low-stress way to communicate, one that does not rely on their memories. And it can give caregivers a chance to reconnect with their loved ones.
  • Yahoo CEO Out After Revelations Of Flawed Resume
    Scott Thompson had claimed that he held two college degrees, when in fact, he only had one. Thompson's resignation is a victory for an activist hedge fund that has been pressing for a shakeup in how Yahoo is run.
  • Facebook's IPO Could Make Its CEO Worth $18B
    Facebook is expected to start selling stock to the public this week. The social networking giant is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg will remain the company's biggest shareholder. Steven Levy, of Wired magazine, talks to Morning Edition's David Greene about what that means for the company and potential shareholders.
  • Casual Hoodie Gets An Executive Makeover
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become known for his hoodie. Some potential investors call him immature and disrespectful for wearing it. But now, Betabrand, a San Francisco clothing company, has come out with an executive pinstripe hoodie.
  • JPMorgan Trade Revives Bank Regulation Debate
    The head of JPMorgan Chase says the trading strategy that cost it $2 billion in a matter of weeks won't really affect the bank's bottom line. But the trade happened during a presidential campaign where the economy and Wall Street are major themes.

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