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8:00pm

Thu November 3, 2011
StoryCorps

Memory Loss Sparks A Plan For Running, And Living

Gweneviere Mann with her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, visited StoryCorps in New York City, where the pair will be running their second marathon Sunday.
StoryCorps

Remembering even the smallest details of her life can be hard for Gweneviere Mann. She has suffered from short-term memory loss since 2008, caused by complications from an operation. But that's not enough to stop Mann and her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, from running a marathon — with a unique strategy.

Recently, Mann, 41, sat down with Salem, 34, to talk about her daily life.

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7:44pm

Thu November 3, 2011
Election 2012

Cain Has Long Ties To Koch Brothers-Linked Group

Republican Herman Cain, facing allegations of sexual harassment, returns Friday to a familiar, and presumably friendly, venue — the annual convention of Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group founded by billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch.

The group has a long relationship with Cain. The organization first enlisted him in 2005 to spearhead what it called the Prosperity Expansion Project. Cain went on the road, networking at state chapters of AFP. When he landed in Wisconsin, he met his campaign-manager-to-be, Mark Block.

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5:03pm

Thu November 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Census: More Grown Men Are Living With Their Parents

Census

The Census has some news for parents who thought they had an empty nest, only to find their grown child is back in the basement: You are not alone.

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4:50pm

Thu November 3, 2011
Politics

Income Gap Becomes Politicians' Latest Battleground

There's been a shift in the economic discussion in American politics. For months, the debate was focused on government spending, regulations, debt and taxes. Now there's something new: income inequality.

And it's not just the Occupy Wall Street protesters who are worried about the growing gap between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America. The gap has been growing for 30 years, but in the midst of the recession, it appears to have reached a tipping point.

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4:15pm

Thu November 3, 2011
Sports

LSU-Alabama Preview: The Honey Badger As X Factor

Saturday's game between No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 2 Alabama has been called "the game of the century." In 2010, LSU beat their SEC rivals, 24-21.
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The top-ranked LSU Tigers will be in Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide Friday, in what some college football fans are calling "the game of the century."

But it's hard to know if the clash between the nation's top two teams will live up to the billing.

"To paraphrase Kierkegaard," NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca tells Renee Montagne, "football games must be played forward, but can only be understood backward."

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