Less than six weeks to go and President Obama seems to have opened up a lead in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida. Aside from poor economic numbers and worsening international events, Mitt Romney's best hope lies in the debates, which begin next week. Also to no one's surprise — and Sen. Claire McCaskill's delight — Todd Akin stays in the Missouri Senate race.
Join NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin for the latest political news in this week's roundup.
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The man charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on July 20 threatened a University of Colorado psychiatrist about six weeks before the massacre and was barred from campus "as a result of those actions," according to local prosecutors.
They also say in court documents released this morning that James Holmes' alleged threat was reported to university police at the time.
The late commentator Archie McDonald often expressed his strong bond with his Nacogdoches kin. Over the years, he introduced us to many characters. But McDonald loved the Deep South. He grew up here, and knew its history through and through as a scholar and Regents Professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University. This is his tidy Top 10 list about life in the South.
This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, violence erupted at the University of Mississippi 50 years ago when an African-American student tried to enroll. We'll look back on that day in just a few minutes.
But, first, to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday, the only way to prevent Iran from attaining a nuclear bomb is to draw a clear red line.
More than 150 artifacts recovered from the legendary Titanic are set to go on display at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center. "Titanic: The Traveling Exhibition" opens Sept. 29 and runs through Jan. 30.
Bill Beckett talks with blues man Matthew Davidson and bassist Joe Osborn about the release of the New EP Step Up and the show Matthew presents tomorrow night at the Madison Park El Chico's at 6:00 p.m. Details can be found at Matthews Web Site Here.
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From left: Frank Wild, Ernest Shackleton, Dr. Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams head back to base camp after getting within 97 miles of the South Pole — closer than anyone had gotten before them — in January 1909.
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So you're headed out to explore the frozen wilderness of the Antarctic, facing one of the most punishing climates on Earth. What kind of medical supplies do you strap onto your sledge in case of emergency, miles from any sign of civilization?