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For Freshman Members On Capitol Hill, Office Lottery Is Like 'Hunger Games'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Freshman members started learning the ways of the Capitol this week — everything from office supplies to parking and even voting.

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After Successful Election, Republican Governors Look Ahead To 2016

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Republican governors and governors-elect are in Florida this week for the Republican Governors' Association conference. After a successful election, they are meeting to discuss the party's message and direction.

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Tensions In Jerusalem Strain Jordan's Relationship With Israel

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Jordan is formally in charge of Jerusalem's Al Aqsa compound — on the hilltop contested by Jews and Muslims — and the kingdom is nervous that tensions could ignite a broad conflict.

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Music Review: 'Here is Barbara Lynn' Reissue

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Singer and guitarist Barbara Lynn is well-known for her classic late '60s soul music sound. Back then, she toured with James Brown and Otis Redding, and appeared on American Bandstand. Now, Atlantic Records has reissued her third album on vinyl.

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Acting Director Of Secret Service Testifies On Capitol Hill

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

The acting director of the Secret Service made his first appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday following a security breach that led to the resignation of the previous chief.

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NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

There was more fallout for actor comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, following renewed allegations about sexual misconduct. NBC said it was cancelling plans for a comedy it was developing with Cosby.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Be Tough For Auto Industry To Weather

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

The federal government has demanded that Takata and ten automakers expand their air bag recall. Until now, the recall has been limited to high humidity areas where they are most likely to fail.

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Republicans Criticize Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead Of Unveiling

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

President Obama will unveil his executive actions on immigration Thursday, but Republicans aren't waiting for the announcement to criticize the move.

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Hiss Golden Messenger On Mountain Stage

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:42pm

The inventive Carolina roots-rock band performs songs from its new album, The Lateness Of Dancers.

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With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:37pm

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

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Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:33pm

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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A Jazz Institution Moves Back Home To Los Angeles

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:27pm

Jazz's highest-profile competition recently crowned a new victor in a star-studded gala. But for the Thelonious Monk Institute, competition is only a small part of its desire to be back out West.

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:22pm

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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Viking's Choice: Cretin, 'Ghost Of Teeth And Hair'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:03pm

Cretin returns with a ferocious grindcore chug-a-lug that hits like a steel-toe boot to the shins, complete with guitar and bass solos that blast it wide open.

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West Virginia’s Rivers May Be Wild, But Fewer People Know About Them

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:50pm

The river rafting industry is pleading with the state to spend more on advertising, but finding the money will be difficult.

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Jon Stewart On The 'Daily Show': 'I'm Still Really Proud Of The Work We Do'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:45pm

Stewart talks about his future hosting the show known for its political satire. "It is unclear to me," he tells Fresh Air. "The minute I say I'm not going to do it anymore, I will miss it like crazy."

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Bob Dylan's Atmosphere Captured In New Basement Tapes

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:45pm

A batch of lyrics that Bob Dylan wrote in the late 1960s were given by Dylan to producer T-Bone Burnett, who came up with the idea to have some contemporary musicians set the words to music.

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Bennett Miller On Making The True-Life Crime Film 'Foxcatcher'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:45pm

Foxcatcher is about wealthy heir John du Pont who hosted Olympians on his estate. The director talks about casting Steve Carrell, the challenge of filming wrestling scenes and his film Capote.

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ISIS Advertises For Oil Industry Managers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:40pm

The militant group is reportedly advertising on the black market for people to manage its oil operations, at a salary of $225,000 per year.

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Coming Soon On JetBlue: Less Legroom, More Baggage Fees

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:35pm

Facing pressure from analysts and investors over finances, JetBlue Airways is adding bag fees and cutting passenger legroom.

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