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Analysis: Federal Employees Coping With Winter Via Telework

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Extreme weather has caused a number of disruptions around the Washington region, from school closures to travel conditions, and it has led the federal government to take four full snow days this season. But a winter closure doesn't translate into a day off for everyone. The growth of teleworking in the federal government has meant many employees are still working from home, even when the weather is bad.

Government Executive Editor-in-chief Tom Shoop talks with WAMU Host Matt McCleskey about efforts to keep workers productive when snow shuts the government down.

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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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Apple's Lousy Week Could Signal Times Of Trouble For Tech Giant

Apple got hit with a lot of bad news this week. First, the company posted its first quarterly revenue drop since 2003. And then billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn revealed that he has dumped all of his shares in Apple. NPR explores whether the company is really in trouble or if is this all just a bump in the road.

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