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All Things Considered for October 8, 2013

Oct 8, 2013 — This week, All Things Considered is talking with leaders from different faiths about their perspectives on an afterlife. Mufti Asif Umar says Muslims believe that a person who enters paradise will find whatever he or she desires waiting there.
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Oct 8, 2013 — President Obama cancelled a planned trip to Asia this week to deal with the political crisis at home. That's disappointed — even worried — some of America's friends in the region who are counting on the United States to stand up to an increasingly assertive China.
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Oct 8, 2013 — The Obama administration says the technology powering health exchange sign-ups buckled under unexpectedly high traffic. But healthcare.gov's glitches are part of much more complicated issue: a systemic contracting and procurement problem.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read emails from listeners, which provided a very mixed review of Robert Siegel's conversation about the afterlife Monday with Rev. Gabriel Salguero, pastor of The Lamb's Church in New York City and president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. That conversation opened All Things Considered's week-long look at what the afterlife means to religious leaders and scholars of different faiths.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Campaign finance laws put a cap on the total amount that individuals can give to candidates or party committees. An Alabama businessman is challenging those limits, saying his inability to give to as many candidates as he wanted to infringed on his free speech.
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Oct 8, 2013 — The composer's tendency to push buttons won him harsh reviews — and a lasting legacy. Conductor John Mauceri discusses how Giuseppe Verdi was regarded during his lifetime and where he stands now, 200 years after his birth.
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Oct 8, 2013 — The duo incorporates many genre influences to fit its hard-edged pop sound. Critic Will Hermes says the formula still works on Bitter Rivals, which finds the two musicians trying to expand their boundaries even further.
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Oct 7, 2013 — There's the war on cancer and the war on heart disease. But investing in delaying the aging process may have a better payoff, economists say. Adding two years of healthy living to lifespans would result in $7 trillion in benefits over 50 years, an analysis says. But Medicare and Social Security would cost more, too.
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