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2010 mid-term elections

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Republican Party of Iowa's Ronald Reagan Dinner in September in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP)

Fed Makes Bold Bet To Rev-up The Economy, Listeners Letters: Tea Party Midterm Victories, Will A Belly Dancer Shake Berlusconi From Office?, Teenage Voices Make Poems ‘Louder Than A Bomb’

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama makes an election night phone call to Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who will most likely be the next House Speaker, from the Treaty Room in the White House residence, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Washington. (AP)

President Obama Faces New Political Reality, Alaska Senate Race Is Too Close To Call, From Legalizing Pot To Tax Measures, How Did Ballot Questions Fare?, What Will The History Books Say About The 2010 Midterms?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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What do Republican gains mean for the next two years of Barack Obama’s presidency?

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Giants fans celebrate outside the Giants stadium Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in San Francisco after the Giants clinched the World Series. (AP)

A Voter’s Guide To Election Returns, When Casting A Ballot In The U.S. Was Dangerous, Giants Fans Pinch Themselves After Team’s First Series In 56 Years, Wikileaks Report Brings Vindication For War Correspondents, Mark Bittman Touts Part-Time Veganism

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Monday, November 1, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, left, speaks as moderator Mitch Fox, center, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid listen during a televised Nevada Senate debateThursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Remember when Republican Sharron Angle told Democrat Harry Reid to “man up” and take responsibility for Nevada’s problems? Tell us your favorite political catch phrase.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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We spoke with the Boston Globe film critic about his favorite election season films.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Diego Velazquez, The Education of the Virgin, ca. 1617-18. Oil on canvas. (Yale University Art Gallery)

West Coast Races Could Decide Control Of The Senate, Money Pours Into Fight Over Key Ballot Measures, ‘Mad Men’ Inspires A Retro Halloween, Yale Discovers Spanish Masterpiece In The Basement, Political Films For The Political Season

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson celebrates with catcher Buster Posey after leading his team to a defeat of the Philadelphia Phillies, and a World Series berth. (AP)

Bullying May Violate Federal Law, How Prepared Are We For Disaster?, World Series Teams Vie To End Championship Drought, The Next Battle For Congress Starts In Races For The State House, What’s Cooking In The Kitchens Of America’s Newcomers?

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Monday, October 25, 2010
Candidates for Florida governor Alex Sink, left, and Rick Scott meet for their first face-to-face debate Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in Miami. (AP)

In The Homestretch, Florida Gov. Candidates Make Final Impressions, The Foreclosure Crisis Could Lead To Title Insurance Mayhem, The Fishy Cases Of Some Japanese Centenarians, Power Of The Tweeter: Companies Cave To Anti-Social Media Campaigns, Mark Twain Still Sells 100 Years After His Death

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Friday, October 22, 2010
Boys leap into a public swimming pool in Baghdad in June. (AP)

Following The Fall Out From Juan Williams’ Firing, Back To Baghdad: A Former Soldier And A Journalist Return To Iraq, French Pension Protests Continue, Scientists Say The Ocean Is The True Source Of Oil, Candidates Bait Each Other To ‘Man Up’ In Era Of ‘Truthiness’

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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Army Lt. Kenneth Kovach speaks to members of Pakistan's paramilitary Frontier Corps over coils of concertina wire that separate Afghanistan and Pakistan. (David Gilkey/NPR)

Veteran NPR Journalist Fired For Comments About Muslims, Pennsylvania Becomes Bellwether State For Midterm Elections, Florida Schools Scramble To Meet Class Cap Requirements, After 16 Years In Prison, Clemency Sought In $11 Robbery Case, Tensions Flare Between The US And Pakistan, Not Your Grandfather’s Sherlock Holmes

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Some Lenders To Resume Home Foreclosures, Judge Strikes Down Montana’s Ban On Corporate Political Spending, What, Exactly, Is The US Chamber Of Commerce?, Climate Change Changes Fall Colors, Blogger Takes Aim At Campbell’s Soup, ‘Two Peds In A Pod’ Are On Frontline Of What’s Happening With Children, Political Silly Season

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Jane Goodall gives a little kiss to Tess, a female chimpanzee at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary north of Nairobi on Dec. 6, 1997. (AP)

Chile Celebrates, World Watches As Miners Are Lifted To Freedom, Taking Temperature Of The Tea Party, Researcher Finds Half-Heard Conversations Are Twice As Annoying, After 50 Years, Jane Goodall Still Making Discoveries, Composer Eric Whitacre Creates Choirs In Cyberspace

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Monday, October 11, 2010
Rescue workers insert steel pipes to encase the escape tunnel that will be used to free trapped miners at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Sunday. (AP)

Mine Rescue Could Start Soon, Right, Left Take A Page From The Same Playbook, Stumping On Columbus Day, Remembering The Cole, Remembering Solomon Burke

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Friday, October 8, 2010
A performance of House in Bali. (courtesy photo)

On The Campaign Trail, Candidates Focus On Economy, Where Will The Next Gen. Petraeus Come From?, Stolen Iraqi Art Returns Home, Finally, Curtain May Fall On Europe’s Last Gypsy Circus, Demands Growing For Nationwide Halt on Foreclosures, East Meets West In New Opera

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Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Secret Sex Video Linked To Student’s Suicide, The Skinny On Supplements, N.Y. Tea Party Candidate Boils Over, Americans Flunk Religious Literacy Test, ‘Our Boys’ Holds Smith Center, Kansas Together

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Supporters of a Pakistani religious group hold a rally against U.S. drone missile strikes on the country's tribal areas, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP)

US Intensifies Attacks In Pakistan, GOP Targets State Houses In Highly Democratic Northeast, High-Powered Lasers Are A Danger To Pilots, Grieving Father Launches A Personal Crusade To Stop Texting While Driving, Pastry Competition Puts The Heat On Master Chefs

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Hank Williams with his band, and bags of sponsor's Mother's Best flour. (Courtesy of Missing Piece Group)

Candidates Are In The Final Sprint To November, Turning An Inconvenient Eye On Public Education, Iranian Diaspora Protests Ahmadinejad, Power May Be Shifting in Pyongyang, But Life In North Korea Remains Brutal, Once Lost Hank Williams’ “Mother’s Best” Recordings Found

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