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Political fights and rhetorical flights.

Senator Chuck Schumer is neck-deep in the ongoing debate over the creation of a consumer financial protection watchdog: whether to let it run free as an independent entity, or keep it on a shorter leash as part of the Federal Reserve. A question that dovetails now with concerns about non-financial institutions being exempt from new rules.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

Photographer David Jay says, "I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them."
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How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

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