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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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For Wintry Weather, An Especially Cold And Snowy Tale

This week we celebrated not only Christmas, but also the solstice — the shortest day of the year. In honor of this wintry weather, author Edward Carey recommends his favorite winter fairy tale.
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Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
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Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
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2014 Hashtags: #MuslimApologies Grew Out Of Both Anger And Whimsy

Maha Hilal helped launch #MuslimApologies partly as a rebuttal to the more earnest hashtag, #NotInOurName. She tells Audie Cornish how it reflects a divisive conversation in the Muslim community.

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