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The House majority leader says he will step down from that post after a surprise loss. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Univision's Fernando Espuelas.

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.

Much of Florida was designed with cars, not people, in mind. Four of the state's metro areas top the nation in pedestrian deaths per capita. Now, planners in Orlando are working hard to change that.

The Senate has passed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Like a similar bill in the House, the Senate bill gives veterans the option of seeking private care if the VA takes too long and makes it easier to fire VA employees. But the Senate version also spends a lot more money on doctors and hospitals than the House version.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, defending the prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik looks at the role that conservative media may have played in the upset defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his Republican primary.

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