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6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Anticipation Builds For Football Matches

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. And it is time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

WINONA CARR: (Singing) Life is a ballgame, being played each day...

WERTHEIMER: It is the first Sunday of the NFL season. NPR's Mike Pesca is back with us this week for a look at today's action on the gridiron. Mike, welcome.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hi.

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Presidential Race
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Romney Hopes To Swing Va. Back To GOP

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

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Presidential Race
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Obama Pitches Recovery On Florida Tour

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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DON GONYEA, BYLINE: This is Don Gonyea in Florida, the perpetual battleground state that President Obama is touring by bus this weekend.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Hello, St. Pete.

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Presidential Race
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Post-Convention, Democrats Gain Momentum

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

We're joined now by NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Linda.

WERTHEIMER: So, Mara, as we heard, President Obama and Mitt Romney are back on the road again, their conventions behind them. According to national polls, it looks like the Democrats got some momentum from their time in Charlotte.

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Sports
6:24 am
Sun September 9, 2012

From War To Competition: Vets In Paralympics

Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

A marathon around the city of London wraps up the 2012 Paralympics Games today. They're the biggest, best-attended games in the history of the event, which began as an exhibition of World War II veterans, also in London, at the 1948 Olympics. Veterans from recent wars are returning to the competition now to find a very competitive tournament, and one in which the United States seems to be playing catch-up.

NPR's Quil Lawrence has attended the games. He joins us now from outside London. Quil, welcome.

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