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Gov. Palin Confirms Daughter's Pregnancy

Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin confirmed Monday that her daughter Bristol, 17, is pregnant. Scott Horsley examines the reaction from Republicans as well as Democrats. There has been some second-guessing about how well GOP presidential candidate John McCain knew Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Scott Horsley tells Melissa Block.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.