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Shots - Health News
4:37 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Drugs May Help More Americans Keep Hypertension Under Control

The use of multiple blood pressure medications may be helping some Americans bring their hypertension under control.
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With all the attention on meningitis, hantavirus, and West Nile virus outbreaks lately, it's worth remembering that regular old cardiovascular disease is still the number one

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It's All Politics
4:32 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

One More Time: Here's Where To Get Debate 'Fact Checks'

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:06 pm

While President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are debating tonight in Boca Raton, Fla., the fact checkers at news outlets and independent organizations will again be busy.

So for those who want to know where to go for their truth squadding:

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Presidential Race
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Teens Watch, And Critique, Presidential Debates

Monday night's presidential debate will be watched closely by members of the Bay Area Urban Debate League. Youth Radio's Ashley Williams goes to a practice, where teens critique debate techniques and take lessons from President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Presidential Race
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

How Big Should The U.S. Navy Be?

Navy mine countermeasure ships line up in August to conduct a replenishment-at-sea during Middle East Gulf naval exercises in this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, 5th Fleet.
Toni Burton AP

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

In many of his campaign speeches, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney likes to chide the Obama administration for cutting military spending. And Romney says one force in particular is suffering from a lack of resources.

"The size of our Navy is at levels not seen since 1916," he says in many of his stump speeches. Romney promises to rebuild the Navy until it reaches 350 ships. But does a bigger Navy make the U.S. more secure?

Echoes Of Reagan

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Presidential Race
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Final Debate Aims Focus On Foreign Policy

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block. There are only two more weeks before the presidential election and just one more debate, tonight at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The subject is foreign policy. It's not the central issue of the election, but topics such as Syria, Libya, Iran and China have been subjects of fierce debate. NPR national political correspondent, Mara Liasson, is in Florida to cover the debate and she joins me now.

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Technology
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

In Europe, Google's Privacy Policy Not Welcome

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 4:48 pm

French authorities have told Google that its privacy policy is illegal from the standpoint of European Law. How are companies expected to abide by regional and national laws when the Internet connects people globally, no matter where the company is based?

Sports
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Amid Lockout, Ohio NHL Fans Cheer Virtual Team

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The National Hockey League was supposed to launch its new season a week and a half ago, but a labor dispute has put that on hold. Still, that didn't stop fans of the Blue Jackets, based in Columbus, Ohio, from piling into a local bar last Friday to watch their team's home opener. Without a real game to watch, Michael Darr(ph), co-owner of Our Bar in Columbus, decided to show a video game simulation instead.

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Sports
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Armstrong Stripped Of Titles, Banned From Cycling

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

And this is now history with an asterisk.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED SPORTS BROADCAST)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Is there any stopping Lance Armstrong in this Tour de France? And the answer is, no, there is not.

BLOCK: Lance Armstrong racing there in 2004, sprinting to one of many victorious stage finishes in the Tour de France. Well, today came this announcement from bicycle racing's international governing body.

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Sports
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

How Did Lance Armstrong Avoid Doping Prosecution?

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:25 pm

After a lengthy criminal investigation, federal prosecutors in February dropped their case against Lance Armstrong, to the surprise of many. For some insight into what may have been behind the U.S. attorney's decision not to prosecute, All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with University of San Francisco law professor and former U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan, who oversaw the BALCO steroid prosecution.

Around the Nation
4:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

For Many Florida Ex-Cons, Voting Booth Is Off-Limits

Richard Flores, 47, had his civil rights restored at a clemency board hearing on June 28. Convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 1994, he served one year of house arrest. He had been waiting since then to have his right to vote restored.
Michael Ciaglo News21

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 7:44 pm

Across the nation, the number of people who have lost the right to vote because of a felony conviction has grown dramatically in the past three decades. Currently, almost 6 million people don't have that right — and about 1.5 million of them live in Florida.

While some states are making it easier for felons to get their voting rights back, Florida has taken the opposite approach — and the path for former convicts trying to get those rights back is often an arduous one.

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