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Analysis: Consequences Of Looming Budget Cuts

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Alex Bolton, senior staff writer with The Hill newspaper.

There's a lot of talk these days about the so-called "fiscal cliff" approaching at the end of this year. If congress doesn't act, trillion of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases that some experts say could have serious economic consequences but several lawmakers are working behind the scenes to try to address a number of looming decisions and one lawmaker from our area Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) of Virginia is heavily involved in those talks. WAMU spoke with The Hill's Alex Bolton about what the fiscal cliff could mean for our area.

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Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.

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Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

Religious liberty is a key concern for many evangelical voters. But in the current political climate, there's some debate among Christian conservatives about how that applies to faiths like Islam.

Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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