9:37am

Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Castro Brushes Off Death Rumors, Proves He's Still Alive With Pictures

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 9:53 am

Fidel Castro.
Granma

The lead story on the digital version of Cuba's communist newspaper Granma puts to rest the death rumors that have plagued Fidel Castro for weeks.

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9:08am

Mon October 22, 2012
Science

Endangered woodpeckers moved from Kisatchie National Forest

A total of 32 red cockaded woodpeckers have been moved from the Kisatchie National Forest's Calcasieu District to a reserve in south-central Arkansas and the Winn District in the Kisatchie. The aim is to beef up the population in places where numbers are dwindling. Wildlife biologist Johnny Fryer says fellow biologists from neighboring states have worked on this cooperative effort to help the endangered woodpeckers for more than 20 years.

9:00am

Mon October 22, 2012
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8:55am

Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Tonight, Obama, Romney Take On Foreign Policy In Third And Final Debate

Crew work to put finishing touches on the stage a day ahead of the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

We've reached an important landmark in the presidential campaign: President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney face off tonight in the third and final presidential debate.

As was the case the last two times, the debate starts at 9 p.m. ET. This time, the venue is Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

If you believe the snap polls, the first debate went to Romney, the second went to Obama, which means we have a 1-1 tie with just minutes to go in the fourth quarter. That is to say, we're just two weeks away from Nov. 6.

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7:54am

Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

'Light From Darkness': Another Mass Shooting Rocks Wisconsin Suburbs

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Police personnel work outside the Azana Salon and Spa where three people were killed and four others wounded after a mass shooting on Sunday in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Jeffrey Phelps Getty Images

Within two months, two Wisconsin suburbs have been rocked by mass shootings.

What we know so far about yesterday's shooting in Brookfield, Wis., is that a 45-year-old man allegedly walked into Azana Salon & Spa and opened fire, killing three women and injuring four.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the alleged shooter, Radcliffe F. Haughton, was found dead inside the spa. He apparently committed suicide.

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7:11am

Mon October 22, 2012
Middle East

Tensions Run High In Beirut Over Slain Official

Originally published on Sun October 28, 2012 8:45 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

On a Monday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning.

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7:11am

Mon October 22, 2012
Sports

World Cycling Body Upholds U.S. Ruling On Armstrong

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Lance Armstrong became a bicycle racing legend when he won every Tour de France from 1999 to 2005. But after what happened today, there will be no official record of all those victories. Cycling's international governing body announced it will not appeal sanctions by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

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7:11am

Mon October 22, 2012
Asia

America's Asian Allies Question Its Staying Power

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 7:16 pm

In Monday's presidential debate on foreign policy, President Obama and Mitt Romney will spar over China, covering everything from free trade to cyberattacks. But another topic — one that might not come up — is of growing concern: tensions in the waters off China itself.

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7:11am

Mon October 22, 2012
Africa

Benghazi Narratives Continue To Unfold, Contradict

Steve Inskeep talks with David Ignatius of the Washington Post about his recent story on intelligence reports on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed, and initial CIA reports appear to support the Obama administration's narrative. Sharp questions about who knew what, when, will likely arise in Monday night's presidential debate.

7:11am

Mon October 22, 2012
Presidential Race

Foreign Policy Takes Center Stage In Final Debate

Originally published on Sun October 28, 2012 8:44 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning.

Tonight the presidential candidates meet for the final debate of this presidential election. President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney will be in Boca Raton, Florida. The event will focus on foreign policy, which was never expected to rival the economy as a major issue in this campaign. But foreign policy has played a bigger role than anticipated in recent weeks.

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