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AirTalk for October 7, 2013

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Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

Dodgers thump Braves, could clinch series tonight

If you were lucky enough to go to game three of the best-of-five National League division series between the Dodgers and Atlanta Braves last night at Dodger Stadium, you were witness to history.
Furloughed Federal Workers Protest Government Shutdown
The government has now been shut down for a week and Democratic and Republican lawmakers seem no closer to reaching a deal to re-open it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) has urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to allow a vote in the house on a clean funding bill--void of any Obamacare links—while Boehner insists he doesn’t have the votes to pass it.
LMU Sign
Today, Loyola Marymount University is voting on whether to remove elective abortions coverage from staff and faculty insurance plans. The vote represents a turning point in the history of the university, one that would change the ideological direction of the Catholic school going forward.
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New Supreme Court term promises high-stakes cases

The high court's new term is starting with a bang. The biggest campaign-finance case since Citizens United will be heard tomorrow. Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, is challenging limits to contribution amounts.

Command and Control: Strategies behind nuclear weapons

Eric Schlosser’s book “Command and Control” examines every aspect of nuclear weapons and risks. Schlosser dives into the potential problems with the command and control that were supposed to provide Presidents with essential information against potential strikes.

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