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1:02am

Tue May 29, 2012
House & Senate Races

Texas Senate Hopefuls Woo Republicans Of All Stripes

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:34 am

It's high noon in Texas at the Stephenville Community Center out on Highway 67, and the Cross Timbers Republican Women's Club Candidates Forum is about to begin.

Time has run out on this Republican Senate primary. This is a last chance for the candidates to make an impression before Tuesday's vote. They're vying to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is retiring after serving for nearly 20 years.

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1:02am

Tue May 29, 2012
American Dreams: Then And Now

American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:34 am

The American Dream has long evoked the idea that the next generation will have a better life than the previous one. Today, many Americans feel that dream is in jeopardy.
H. Armstron Roberts CORBIS

The American Dream is a crucial thread in this country's tapestry, woven through politics, music and culture.

Though the phrase has different meanings to different people, it suggests an underlying belief that hard work pays off and that the next generation will have a better life than the previous generation.

But three years after the worst recession in almost a century, the American Dream now feels in jeopardy to many.

The town of Lorain, Ohio, used to embody this dream. It was a place where you could get a good job, raise a family and comfortably retire.

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12:57am

Tue May 29, 2012
Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Listening To Parents Key To Financial Responsibility

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:34 am

Parents can make a difference in whether their kids become spenders or savers, studies find.
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As an increasing number of Americans live into their 80s and 90s, many families are struggling to find ways to make retirement dollars — that were once supposed to support seniors for years — now stretch over decades.

More and more, families have to care for the very elderly, as well as look after children who might be college grads but haven't found a job in a difficult economy.

All this requires one very important thing: lots of money.

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9:07am

Mon May 28, 2012
Middle East

Ex-Mubarak PM, Islamist In Egyptian Runoff

Originally published on Mon May 28, 2012 10:43 am

In Egypt, Ahmed Shafiq and the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, will face each other in a runoff election next month. David Greene talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about what these results might mean for Egypt's future.

6:00am

Mon May 28, 2012
Sports

Bolder Boulder’s Runner for the Ages

Grace Hood

Buried deep in the fine print of today’s Bolder Boulder race results is a category that doesn’t get much attention. “Beat Your Age” subtracts race time from age. Since it was started 5 years ago, one name has dominated the list: Libby James.

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