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Analysis: Can Republicans Become As Tech-Savvy As Democrats?

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As Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe campaigned for office, he employed some of the same digital tools President Obama used during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. And overall, Democrats have had an edge when it comes to using technology and voter data on the campaign trail. But, according to Editor-in-chief of National Journal’s Hotline Steven Shepard, Republicans may soon catch up. The Republican National Committee has introduced its own tech start up called ParaBellum labs. He talks with WAMU host Matt Bush about how these digital techniques might play into upcoming elections.
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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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