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3:51 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Protestors Out In Full At U.N. General Assembly

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 9:34 am

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In New York City, there's an annual ritual that coincides with the U.N. General Assembly meeting: protests. This year is no exception as Stan Alcorn reports from outside the U.N. building.

STAN ALCORN, BYLINE: Stefan Williams of Australia didn't expect the U.N. General Assembly.

STEFAN WILLIAMS: We didn't actually know that the U.N. was on, which is probably pretty silly.

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Politics
3:50 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Romney, Obama Leave Attacks Behind At Clinton Talk

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 6:39 pm

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The presidential campaigns converged on New York City today. Mitt Romney and President Obama were both in town to talk foreign policy. The president addressed the annual meeting of the United Nations, and both candidates spoke at a gathering for the Clinton Global Initiative. As NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson reports, the Clinton event brought a welcome reprieve from the usual partisan wrangling.

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Economy
3:50 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

U.S. Housing Market Starts To Show Hints Of Growth

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 6:39 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block. In recent years, the housing sector has faked out economists, inspiring premature optimism. But this year, housing experts say things are different. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports the housing sector that brought the economy down is now showing real signs of stability, even growth.

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The Impact of War
3:48 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Army Designs New Body Armor For Female Soldiers

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 6:39 pm

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The Army is going to field test new body armor designed specifically for women soldiers, better proportioned to fit the female form. The soldiers have been trying out the new design at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and will be taking the vests with them to Afghanistan when they deploy later this year.

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Around the Nation
3:47 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Obama Calls For Tolerance At U.N. General Assembly

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 3:32 pm

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This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block. President Obama made an impassioned plea for understanding today, on the floor of the U.N. General Assembly.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Today, we must declare that this violence and intolerance has no place among our United Nations.

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