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    USO Celebrates 1.5 Million Care Packages

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    Each year, the United Service Organizations sends "care" packages to members of the U.S. military and this weekend, Jessica Forres watched as volunteers celebrated completion of the one and a half millionth package at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

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    'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

    Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.
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    Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

    Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
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    The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

    We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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    New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

    "It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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