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Sen. Tim Scott hosted a forum on poverty for presidential candidates on Saturday. He talks about why he wants to change the way the Republican Party talks about the issue.

Anti-federalist protesters in Oregon have now occupied buildings at a national wildlife refuge for more than a week.

The record-breaking powerball prize rose to new heights this afternoon. But did you know Americans spent more than $70 billion on the lottery last year?

'The Chicago Defender' is a legendary black newspaper. It may no longer have the reach it once had, but the paper, founded in the early 20th century, has a fascinating history.

President Obama will give his State of the Union address on Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, Michele Kelemen and Chris Joyce about Obama's legacy.

Penguin Classics has published a 75th Anniversary presentation of the John O'Hara novel, and the libretto and lyrics of the musical. Scott talks to Thomas Mallon, who wrote the book's forward.

This week, eyes of the tech world were on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Scott Simon chats with NPR's Laura Sydell about the relevance of the show today and what's new this year.

With the real Iowa caucuses just weeks away, lines are being learned, moves choreographed, audiences are being wooed. It's all part of what's become an every four years-tradition in Iowa, featuring local residents.

There's growing concern among former federal land managers that the government's inaction against one Nevada rancher is helping the cause of armed anti-government militants elsewhere in the West.

Tom Goldman tells Scott Simon what he's doing in balmy Santa Cruz, Calif. and why he's not betting money on a Super Bowl outcome just yet.

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