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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:44pm

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:41pm

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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Art Pepper's Startling Intensity Captured On Live Recordings

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:29pm

Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says that Art Pepper played like he was making up for lost time.

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Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:29pm

Clive James was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. "There is a grief in all poetry," he writes in his latest book of essays. "Poetry holds itself together, and eventually we ourselves do not."

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How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:29pm

Kevin Kruse's book looks at how industrialists in the '30s and '40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.

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Judy Woodruff Recalls Assassination Attempt On President Reagan

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:28pm

John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reporter Judy Woodruff, then with NBC News, was there.

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The Hidden Costs Of Teacher Turnover

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:10pm

Constant churn costs billions. Professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.

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Why Are More Baby Boys Born Than Girls?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:08pm

Does the imbalance start at conception or are there factors during pregnancy that favor the birth of slightly more males than females? Researchers find clues that point to factors in the womb.

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Greensky Bluegrass On Mountain Stage

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:03pm

Delving into exploratory jams, the band plays songs from its new album live in West Virginia.

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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:03pm

The darling of the left again denied any interest in running for president in an interview with WBUR's Here & Now. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence on Hillary Clinton.

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Sylvan Esso: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:59pm

Performed softly in the light of day, the duo's year-old material feels fresh and lovable when performed outside of a dark, loud club setting.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:40pm

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:34pm

Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.

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Prosecution Rests In Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:26pm

The prosecution ended on an emotional note: detailing all of the physical damage one of the bombs inflicted on 8-year-old Martin Richard.

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Ex-Feds Accused Of Pocketing Bitcoins During Investigation

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:52pm

Both officials — one with the Secret Service and the other with the Drug Enforcement Administration — were on a task force investigating the Silk Road online marketplace.

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Hi-Tech Now An Essential Tool On Southwest Farms

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:50pm

As labor shortages on American farms increases, farm owners are looking more and more towards robotic solutions.

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'Twenty Feet From Stardom's' Lisa Fischer Returns Center Stage

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:40pm

Once a back up singer to the Rolling Stones and Tina Turner, Lisa Fischer is now back on the road as the star.

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The Director Of 'Home' On Its Immigration Storyline

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:20pm

"I think an immigrant story can be a very large story, and that this one is very large," Tim Johnson, who directed the animated film, told Latino Voices.

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear Now

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:41am

From a rebooted Romanian band to a simmering cauldron of pan-Atlantic sounds, hear five don't-miss tracks from around the globe.

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Ex-Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Found Guilty Of Corruption

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:41am

Monday's decision reversed a 2012 ruling that had acquitted the former prime minister. He was convicted last year on separate corruption charges.

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