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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Authorities say A family spokeswoman say former Peace Corps director and one-time vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver is in critical condition at Suburban Hopsital in Bethesda. Shriver the father of former NBC reporter Maria Shriver is 95 and announced in 2003 that he had Alzheimer's disease.

BALTIMORE (AP) Fans of American writer Edgar Allan Poe are heading to Baltimore again this year to see if they can catch a glimpse of the shadowy figure known who long has left roses and cognac at Poe's grave on the anniversary of his birth. The myster man failed to make his annual visit in 2010, deepening the mystery further.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is being retained by coach John Harbaugh even though the Ravens scored just three points in the second half of Saturday's 31-24 defeat at Pittsburgh. Harbaugh is now in line for a contract extension after taking Baltimore to the playoffs for a third straight year.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

NPR

Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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