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Jim Webb Plays Future Card Close To Vest

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Webb wouldn't say what further public role he might pursue after touring a new Veterans Administration facility in Richmond that treats veterans who suffered spinal cord trauma.

Reporters greeted Webb as "short-timer" at the start of an impromptu media gaggle, Webb grinned, arched one eyebrow and replied, "Maybe."

Asked later to elaborate, Webb said only that he plans to stay politically involved but that "six years in the United States Senate is about right."

Webb is a former Navy secretary and decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He has been mentioned in Washington speculation as a possible successor to retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

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A White House Meeting Brings Together 2 Lost Souls In 'Elvis & Nixon'

A new film imagines what happened when Elvis Presley met President Nixon on Dec. 21, 1970. Film critic David Edelstein says Elvis & Nixon "shows the crazy-making insulation of celebrity."
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Endorses Ted Cruz, Praises Donald Trump

The Texas senator hopes the endorsement will give him a boost in the critical Indiana primary on Tuesday. But that could be undercut by Pence's kind words for Trump.
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Join Us At 12pm EST Today For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

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