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It sounds like an episode of Star Trek. Come to think of it, there is "enterprise" at stake...

It's a wonk-y concept with a Trekkie-sounding name: The Volcker Rule. As in Paul Volcker, the President's new economic recovery advisor. The Volcker Rule is about limiting the size and risk exposure of US banks. If it seems Volcker is prepared to go where no man in this administration has gone before. Republican Senator Judd Gregg cautions against comparing the former regulator to Obama's current team.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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