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Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney's Wrong And Right About The '47 Percent'

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 10:12 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talking to reporters Monday in Costa Mesa, Calif.
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters that "there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what" because they are "dependent upon government ... believe that they are victims ... believe the government has a responsibility to care for them ... these are people who pay no income tax."

Who was he talking about?

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5:47am

Tue September 18, 2012
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Tuesday September 18, 2012

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5:11am

Tue September 18, 2012
Food

Golden Arches Adds McNoodles To Austrian Menu

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5:05am

Tue September 18, 2012
Around the Nation

Zoo Staffers Gave Panda Pro-Pregnancy Pep Talks

Panda Mei Xiang hadn't given birth in seven years. After five attempts of trying to help her get pregnant, workers at the National Zoo were worried. So they started talking to her. One panda keeper told Mei Xiang, "I know you can do this." It worked — she gave birth Sunday night.

4:57am

Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Palestinians Have 'No Interest ... In Establishing Peace,' Romney Says

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 8:30 am

The liberal news outlet Mother Jones has followed Monday's leaked video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying that 47 percent of Americans will vote for President Obama because they are "dependent upon government" and "believe that they are victims," with another clip in which he says Palestinians have "no interest whatsoever

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4:48am

Tue September 18, 2012
Business

Controversial Drilling Project Is Delayed Again

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NPR's business news starts with a delay in Arctic drilling.

A controversial oil drilling project in Arctic waters off Alaska is being pushed back to next year. Oil giant Shell blames a combinations of problems with an oil containment device, drifting sea ice and the need for permits. This is the second delay this year in oil companies search for oil in the Arctic. In July, BP shelved its plans to drill in the Beaufort Sea because of new stricter safety standards. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

4:33am

Tue September 18, 2012
The Two-Way

As Attacks Continue, NATO Scales Back Joint Operations In Afghanistan

A suicide bomber struck a convoy of buses today in Kabul, killing at least 12 people — mostly foreigners.
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  • Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on 'Morning Edition'

NATO's announcement Monday that it is suspending some joint operations with Afghan forces could have a "huge impact" on coalition forces' work in Afghanistan, NPR's Soryaya Sarhaddi Nelson said earlier today on Morning Edition.

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3:56am

Tue September 18, 2012
Africa

Tunisians Fear Protests Scared Away Tourists

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This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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And I'm Steve Inskeep. Let's catch up, now, on protests that have swept through nation after nation, in response to an anti-Islamic film. And today, we go to Tunisia. It was the first nation to stage a successful uprising in the Arab Spring. It's a popular destination for tourists. And violence there, last week, took some by surprise. Eleanor Beardsley reports.

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3:51am

Tue September 18, 2012
Afghanistan

NATO Suspends Operations With Afghan Soldiers

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At the heart of NATO's strategy to turn over security to Afghanistan, is the joint patrol: Afghan and international troops training and fighting shoulder-to-shoulder. Now faced with a rash of insider attacks - Afghans in uniform turning their guns on international troops - NATO is suspending most of those joint operations.

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