9:47am

Tue November 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Car Bomb Kills At Least 26 In Baghdad Attack

An explosive-filled car was detonated near an Army base in Baghdad today, just as would-be recruits gathered outside. The explosion killed at least 26 people, reports The New York Times. Reuters puts the death toll at 31.

Reuters reports that this is "one of the worst attacks this year on [Iraq's] military."

The wire service adds:

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9:44am

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Voting In Wisconsin: New Rules Make It Easier

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 11:18 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan cast his vote in his home state of Wisconsin this morning. To learn more about voting in that battleground state on this Election Day, we reached Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio. He's in the town of Middleton, just outside the state capital, Madison. Good morning.

SHAWN JOHNSON, BYLINE: Good morning.

MONTAGNE: Well, tell us a little about Middleton - partly what the scene is there, but also what kind of place is it?

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9:44am

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Update From Iowa: Voting, Recent Obama Rally

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 12:06 pm

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Next, we go to Des Moines, Iowa where Sadhya Dirks of Iowa Public Radio joins us. Good morning.

SADHYA DIRKS, BYLINE: Morning.

MONTAGNE: And where did you start out this morning? I gather it wasn't Des Moines.

DIRKS: I was in a suburb of Des Moines. It's a more conservative part of Des Moines. It's Johnston, Iowa and I was at the Evangelical Free Church there, just talking to some voters and seeing what the turnout was like.

MONTAGNE: And what was it?

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9:38am

Tue November 6, 2012
Shots - Health News

Depression And Health Spending Go Together

Among common health problems, depression was linked to the highest increase in annual spending by employers' on workers' health care.
iStockphoto.com

Depression is the most costly among 10 common risk factors linked to higher health spending on employees, according to a new study drawn from the experience at seven companies.

The analysis, published in the journal Health Affairs, found that these factors — which also included obesity, high blood sugar and high blood pressure — were associated with nearly a quarter of the money spent on the health care of more than 92,000 workers.

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9:11am

Tue November 6, 2012
Local

Red River Radio election coverage with Kate Archer Kent

Airs Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Kate Archer Kent will bring your results from races throughout our listening area and will feature interviews and analysis from Dr. Greg Granger, professor of history and political science at Northwestern State University; Dr. Jeffrey Sadow, associate professor of history at LSU Shreveport; Dr. Ken Collier, associate professor of government at Stephen F. Austin State University; and Dr. Paul Babbitt, associate professor of political science at Southern Arkansas University. We'll bring you up-to-date results as they come in throughout the evening.

9:09am

Tue November 6, 2012
Local

East Texas counties stage disaster scenarios

An ambulance bus or AMBUS, like this one from Sherman, Texas, is designed to transport 20 patients from a mass casualty site.

Nearly 500 East Texas emergency responders have launched a three-day regional emergency response test. The training exercise is being held in Canton. It will help 14 counties improve their coordination and understanding of protocol for when a real disaster strikes.

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8:59am

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Ohio And Florida: Checking In With Two Key States

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 11:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. People have been joking for weeks that the candidates are actually running for president of Ohio. That's how vital the state is, but here's a reminder about the electoral map. It is at least theoretically possible for either candidate to lose Ohio and still reach 270 electoral votes by winning some combination of other states. Many of those combinations include Florida.

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8:36am

Tue November 6, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: A battle unlike any other

Gary Joiner, Ph.D., associate professor of history, LSU Shreveport

Some call it Antietam. Others refer to it as Sharpsburg. Commentator Gary Joiner has this historical profile of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.

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8:23am

Tue November 6, 2012
The Two-Way

PHOTO: Mitt And Ann Romney Cast Their Ballots In Massachusetts

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney vote in Belmont, Mass., on Tuesday.
Charles Dharapak AP

The Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann cast their ballots near their home in Belmont, Mass. this morning.

Garrett Jackson, Romney's assistant, has been keeping a close record on Twitter of Romney's Election Day movements.

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8:02am

Tue November 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Evacuation Ordered In Brick, New Jersey Ahead Of Intense Nor'Easter

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 12:03 pm

A satellite image of the clouds and storms over the United States.
NOAA

There is no good news for New Jersey this morning. Already struggling to clean up from the mess left behind by Superstorm Sandy, an intense winter storm is on its way.

In fact, officials have already ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents living in the low-lying areas of Brick, New Jersey.

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