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Analysis: Who Is Pushing Climate Change On The Hill And Who Isn't

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A group of Democratic senators including Ben Cardin of Maryland and Tim Kaine of Virginia are preparing for an all-nighter at the Capitol tonight. Senators say they plan to hold the floor until at least 9 a.m. Tuesday morning to get the issue of climate change on Congress’s agenda.

Roll Call's Hawkings Here columnist David Hawkings talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about how the all-nighter will affect environmental policy debates in Congress and why the region's other two Democratic senators — Mark Warner of Virginia and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland — aren't getting involved.

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A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

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A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.

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