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8:28am

Wed October 3, 2012
"Debatmageddon"

Storify: Wit & Commentary In The Countdown To The Debate

Debate banners hang along 16th St. Mall in downtown Denver.
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12:21pm

Fri September 21, 2012
The Salt

Juice Maker Helps Tight End Block Thieving Teammates

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 2:58 pm

Niles Paul (right) at a Redskins practice with then-teammate Tim Hightower, before the juice-stealing incidents came to light.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Niles Paul had a problem. The second-year tight end for the Washington Redskins couldn't stop his teammates from stealing his Capri Sun. You know, Capri Sun — those sugary-sweet packets of juice that come in triangular foil containers with their own straws attached.

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2:34pm

Tue September 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Reporter's Pledge-Of-Allegiance Quandary Sparks Twitter Debate On Romney Trail

Attendees at Monday's Mitt Romney rally in Mansfield, Ohio, recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Charles Dharapak AP

Mitt Romney's rally in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday began the way every political event begins. "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and our country's national anthem."

This is always an uncomfortable moment for me. While I sat at my laptop, most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling:

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2:28pm

Fri August 24, 2012
The Salt

Farmers Waiting Out The Drought Tune Into Twitter

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 8:43 am

The information farmers are getting from Twitter can help them decide how and when to market their grain.
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A few years ago, if Bill Graff wanted to find out whether other farmers' fields looked anything like his, he'd make some calls and check an online bulletin board. It might take him a few days, even a week, to get a sense of how his crops stacked up against others in his region.

Now Graff, 53, who grows 1,400 acres of corn, soybean, wheat and hay in central Illinois, checks his Twitter feed. "I can get a half-way decent idea of what's going on out there instantaneously," Graff says.

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10:15am

Fri August 17, 2012
It's All Politics

Twitter And The New Mom: Keeping Up With Politics, 140 Characters At A Time

Originally published on Fri August 17, 2012 10:46 am

Twitter.com

Note: We've asked NPR journalists to share their top five (or so) political Twitter accounts, and we're featuring the series on #FollowFriday. Here are recommendations from Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR), an NPR congressional reporter.

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