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As Gingrich Leaves Stage, Obama Campaign Says Thanks For The Memories

On the day Newt Gingrich finally gets out of the way of Mitt Romney, the Democrats have offered a parting gift of sorts from the former House speaker to the presumptive Republican nominee.

President Obama's re-election campaign on Wednesday launched a Web ad titled: "Newt Gingrich: Frankly, not Mitt Romney's biggest supporter."

The 90-second ad relives some of the less-than-flattering statements Gingrich made about the former Massachusetts governor during the course of an often nasty Republican primary fight.

It's not clear whether Gingrich will formally endorse Romney when he suspends his campaign Wednesday afternoon in Virginia. But on Tuesday, while thanking supporters in his own Web ad, Gingrich said: "All of us have an obligation, I think, to do everything we can to defeat Barack Obama."

Romney is campaigning in Virginia on Wednesday and again Thursday, when he is scheduled to appear with that state's Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, who is on a long list of potential vice presidential choices.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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Nothing Says 'Hip' Like Ancient Wheat

Many consumers in North America and Europe are willing to pay a premium for nutritious, organic grains. That makes the market ripe for a revival of millennia-old bread wheat, some plant breeders say.
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Hawaii Law Places Gun Owners Into National Database

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Hawaii State Sen. Will Espero about gun control legislation passed in the state last week. The legislation makes Hawaii the first state to enter gun owners into an FBI database that notifies police if a resident is arrested elsewhere in the country.
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Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

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