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Gov. Rick Perry Says He Won't Seek Re-election In Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he will not run for re-election in 2014, feeding speculation that he might again pursue the presidency as a Republican candidate in the 2016 race.

The governor made his announcement at a news conference Monday in San Antonio, which was carried live online by The Texas Tribune.

He said he would use the next 18 months to think about his next moves. On FOX News Sunday, he answered a question about a potential presidential run from by saying, "Well, certainly, that's an option out there."

Making his announcement Monday, Perry said he would make any other information public "in due time."

In his speech, Perry touted his record on economic issues, particularly in creating new jobs. More than once, he referred to the slogan, "Texas Works."

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The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 1: Can We Talk About Whiteness?

On our inaugural episode, we're digging into how we talk about whiteness — or, really, how we don't talk about whiteness — and hear from some folks who say it's really important we figure out how.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Ralph Nader: The Future Of The Progressive Movement In The D.C. Region

Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media, and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region.

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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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