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Holmes To Lobby For District Vote On D.C. Budget

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll be lobbying members of the House from now until Congress reconvenes on Jan. 6 in an effort to regain the District's vote.

Norton has never been a full voting member of the House, but she had been allowed to vote in the House Committee of the Whole in the past. That gave the Democrat the ability to vote on proposed changes to legislation, just not on their passage. Republicans took that ability away in 2011 after gaining control of the House.

A bill giving Norton full voting membership nearly passed in 2010 but was pulled because of a gun amendment.


A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
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Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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A Federal Official Shakes Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a shake-up of Metro's board.


'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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