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In a break from politics, fall photos!

In a break from a scorching summer and the heat of election politics, the St. Louis Beacon's features editor wanted to run a photo essay of what fall looks like. She collected photos from PIN sources, Beacon staffers and others. More at stlbeacon.org.

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Follow the PBS NewsHour live election blog

Reporters and producers at PBS NewsHour and news organizations around the country are constantly updating with highlights from Election Day and real time results when the polls close.

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MPR crowdsources an election playlist

For decades politicians have been selling their vision for the country with popular songs. Now it's your turn. A week before the election, The Current Presents published a crowd-sourced playlist on the state of the union from voters across Minnesota. More at minnesota.publicradio.org.

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‘Obamacare’ influencing Texas voters

With election day looming, voters say the economy and the budget deficit are still their top priorities. But health care is not far behind. In many polls, voters rate the Affordable Care Act as the fourth most important issue in the presidential race. KUHF heard from local sources. More at kuhf.org.

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Scouting community on Boy Scouts’ ‘perversion files’

When news broke that the Boy Scouts would release files on sex abuse allegations, SCPR's public engagement editor published a quick PIN query asking people to tell the newsroom about their experiences. The responses were quite powerful, as demonstrated by Ben Bergman's report. More at scpr.org.

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Young voters share their experiences

OPB News asked people under 30 across Oregon to share what issues are most important to them as they gear up to the election, and, more importantly, what life experiences have informed their perspective on those issues. More at opb.org.

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What does the Constitution mean to individuals?

To help create engagement and an online conversation at their Constitution USA Tumblr page, TPT asked people which five words came to mind when it comes to the Constitution, why they chose those words and whether or not the Constitution personally affects them on a daily basis. This interaction helped TPT gauge interest people have regarding the Constitution and acted as a great catalyst for continuing the conversation. More at pbsconstitution.tumblr.com.

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U.S. Muslims on anti-Muslim film and its aftermath

SCPR wanted to know how "The Innocence of Muslims" and violent reactions to the film have affected local Muslims. So they queried Muslims living in Southern California and throughout the United States, who have found themselves not only feeling targeted, but also uncomfortable watching the violent reaction overseas. More at scpr.org's Multi-American blog.