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Voucher Advocates Rally On Capitol Hill

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Staring out at a sea of students in blue blazers and pleated skirts, D.C. councilman Marion Barry calls on the federal government to reauthorize funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Last spring, Congress opted not to reauthorize funding for the program, which provides vouchers for low-income students to attend private schools. But Bruce Stewart, who recently retired as head of the private Sidwell Friends School, says the program is essential.

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would extend the program for another five years.

Jessica Gould reports...


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.

Oregon Occupation Unites Native American Tribes To Save Their Land

As people wait for the verdict of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention to the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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