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Convicted Robocaller Violates Probation With Plan To Run For Maryland Senate

In Maryland, a judge has ruled that a political consultant convicted in a robocall conspiracy violated his probation by filing to run for state Senate.

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Emanuel Brown says Julius Henson must serve four months for the probation violation. Brown suspended his order for 30 days so Henson can appeal.

Henson filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat back on Feb. 20th. He served a 30-day jail term in 2012 after being convicted of conspiracy for the robocalls made on Election Day in 2010. He was also sentenced to three years of probation.

Prosecutors alleged the robocalls, made to about 110,000 Democratic voters in Baltimore and Prince George's County, were aimed at keeping black voters from the polls during Maryland's gubernatorial election.

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Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

Herr's 1977 book, Dispatches, was based on his time covering the Vietnam War. He also contributed to the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Herr died last week. Originally broadcast in 1990.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
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FACT CHECK: Clinton's Speech On The Economy, Annotated

NPR's politics team has annotated Hillary Clinton's Monday speech on the economy.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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