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Ceremony Marks Catoctin Aqueduct Restoration

A structure in the C&O Canal National Historical Park is getting some attention from federal officials.

The dedication today marks completion of a nearly $3 million restoration of the Catoctin Aqueduct. The stone structure was built in the 1870s to carry canal boats over the mouth of Catoctin Creek at the Potomac River.

It was known as the most beautiful of the canal's 11 aqueducts until two of its three arches collapsed in 1973 from frequent flooding.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says the restoration is expected to attract more than a half-million visitors to the park annually.

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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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