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Democratic Senators Asking Biden To Leave Medicare Unchanged

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The senators sent the request to Biden in a letter obtained by the Associated Press. Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Bill Nelson of Florida signed it along with Cardin.

They note Biden has made progress in negotiations on spending and deficit reduction and say that as talks move forward the vice president must insist that significant changes to Medicare remain off the table.

All five senators are from states with significant numbers of elderly voters and all are up for reelection in 2012.

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At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
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At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
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D.C.'s 17-Year-Old Charitable Trust Bankrupts

The DC Trust has declared bankruptcy leaving over 70 groups that rely on their funding with questions about what went wrong and what happens next.

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Local D.C. STEM Careers Are Soaring - But For Whom?

Kojo explores the local state of diversity in STEM with educators who are looking to change it and a journalist who's been tracking it.

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