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D.C. Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts

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Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, addressed federal contractors at a meeting called "OMG: What if sequestration happens?" in Arlington, Va.
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Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, addressed federal contractors at a meeting called "OMG: What if sequestration happens?" in Arlington, Va.

Debate about federal spending played a key role in the 2012 election cycle across the country.  But questions about the role of the federal government had special significance in the D.C. region, which has deep ties to Uncle Sam.  On July 27, well before the term "fiscal cliff" had made its way into the popular lexicon, WAMU's Rebecca Blatt reported on the potential economic impacts of federal cuts in the D.C. region and how local officials were preparing.

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The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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