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Analysis: Congress Misses Deadline For Budget Deal

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The bipartisan group working on a budget deal in Congress has already missed a deadline. While the group technically has until Dec. 13 to come up with a federal budget plan for 2014, some lawmakers, including Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), hoped they would at least agree on overall spending levels by this week.

As Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill explains in a Q&A with WAMU's Pat Brogan, there's concern on Capitol Hill about whether Congress can meet the deadlines approaching both this month and next.

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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.
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The State Of The Race

Early voting is underway in states across the country. Just over two weeks before the presidential election, a look at the latest polls, the electoral map and end-of-the-line strategies for both campaigns.

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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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