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Stewart/Colbert Rally More Than Laughs For Local Students

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Thousands are expected to fill the National Mall Saturday for Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear." The Comedy Central Hosts Plan to use a day of laughs and entertainment to bring reason into a politically polarized election season. College students in the D.C. area may have the shortest trip to make Saturday, but as Julia Edwards reports, they are no less eager to voice moderate opinions. This report is part of a collaboration between WAMU 88.5 News and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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New 'Merchant Of Venice' Recasts Shylock As A Sympathetic Everyman

Actor Jonathan Pryce is playing the Jewish moneylender in a new touring production of The Merchant of Venice that reimagines Shakespeare's supposedly-comic villain as a tragic and universal figure.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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LISTEN: At The DNC, We Asked Women Why They Were Voting For Clinton

We asked women — as young as 4 and as old as 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision.
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Despite Uber's Rise, New Study Says Drunk Driving Remains Steady

Ride-hailing companies like Uber have claimed that they've helped discourage drunk driving. Does the claim stand up? David Kirk, co-author of a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, tells NPR's Kelly McEvers he's not so sure.

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