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CQ Roll Call: Debt Limit Negotiations, Calif. Special Election, Congressional Baseball Game

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The clock is ticking for the White House and Congressional leaders as they attempt to reach a compromise over the nation's debt crisis. WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, about the ongoing negotiations, the results of a special election last week in California, and the outcome of the annual Congressional baseball game held July 14.

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'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
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#MemeoftheWeek: What Would Honest Abe Really Think Of Politics Today?

#ThingsLincolnDidntSay brought the 16th president back to Twitter on his birthday to weigh in on the current presidential race. But in reality, he might actually feel at home.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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