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MD, VA Senators Vote in Favor of Health Overhaul Bill

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All four U.S. Senators from our area -- Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner of Virginia -- voted in favor of the Senate health care overhaul bill this morning. The bill passed 60 to 39 along party lines. It will have to be reconciled with the House bill when Congress returns from its holiday break. Cardin spoke with WAMU's Matt McCleskey just after the vote -- about the tone on the Senate floor and what the bill will mean for our region...

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'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
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#MemeoftheWeek: What Would Honest Abe Really Think Of Politics Today?

#ThingsLincolnDidntSay brought the 16th president back to Twitter on his birthday to weigh in on the current presidential race. But in reality, he might actually feel at home.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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