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AirTalk for October 8, 2013

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Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

Dodgers leap closer to World Series

Risk-taking decisions and the element of surprise put the Dodgers over the Braves at last night's series win. First, Dodgers management made the contentious call to start with fatigued ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw. The left-hander would throw the Braves off their game. Who was the star of the night for you - on or off the field?
Few voters want a rerun Congress
As the government shutdown enters its second week and as the country faces a possible debt default, President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner to reiterate that he won’t negotiate on either issue.
Senate Republicans Speak To Media After Weekly Policy Meetings
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which seeks to increase the amount of money people can give to political campaigns. How should the court rule?
USC and Occidental College have admitted to underreporting the number of rape cases on campus in recent years, reports the Los Angeles Times USC officials said that they did not report 13 cases of sexual assaults to federal officials for 2010 and 2011, while at Occidental, 24 cases went unreported during the same period.

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