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Analysis: Republican Bill Would Pay At-Work Furloughed Employees

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Federal employees who are working through the shutdown could get their paychecks on time. That's if Congress passes a bill that Republican lawmakers are working on in the U.S. House. The bill would require the government to pay workers who aren't currently furloughed during the usual pay period, even as the shutdown continues.

Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper joins WAMU All Things Considered host Jonathan Wilson to discuss the bill and its prospects.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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