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6:11am

Thu September 8, 2011
The Two-Way

The Day After: Who Came Out On Top In The GOP Debate

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney (L) looks at Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he speaks at the Ronald Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Debate.
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The reviews are in of last night's Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library. The short of it is that the debate was all about Texas Gov. Rick Perry — the newest in the field and presumed "front runner" — and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

Our friend Frank James at It's All Politics has analysis. But here's what others are saying this morning:

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5:02am

Thu September 8, 2011
Around the Nation

Costume Foils Gumby's Robbery Attempt

A clerk was standing in a San Diego 7-Eleven when Gumby walked in. Or rather a person dressed as Gumby. The clerk thought it was a joke so the robber tried to reach for his gun. But the costume's bulky green gloves got in the way. Gumby and an accomplice fled.

4:56am

Thu September 8, 2011
Around the Nation

Shoplifter Has Expensive Taste In Groceries

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DAVID GREENE, host:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Here's a story about lobsters in shorts. Not wearing shorts. The lobsters were inside a guy's pockets. Police in Mississippi say the man was caught shoplifting at a supermarket. In his shorts: two bags of jumbo shrimp and two live lobsters. Police Chief Wayne Payne put it best: Good thing the rubber bands didn't break. The perpetrator prefers his seafood. Police say he also took a pork loin, but he threw that at employees.

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2:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

Lockout Behind Them, New NFL Season Starts

David Greene talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the start of the NFL regular season. It kicks off tonight with the New Orleans Saints traveling to Green Bay to take on last year's Super Bowl champs, the Packers.

2:00am

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

How Jalalabad Became A Hot Bed Of Afghan Insurgency

Reporting from Afghanistan, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne looks at the city of Jalalabad. That's where top al Qaida leaders were last seen as they fled Kabul, and disappeared into the mountains of Tora Bora on their way to Pakistan.

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