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Fowl Play - and the Doctrine of Clean Hands

Senators continue to squabble over the "Byrd rule" (named for West Virginia's own master of procedural rhetoric, Senator Robert Byrd). And other parliamentary tiffs brought on by the budget reconciliation process. Today the Rules Committee will be looking into changing the very thing that got us here. The filibuster. More precisely, the threat thereof. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is in no hurry to tinker.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
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PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

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