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Analysis: Republicans Hope To Unseat Sen. Warner With Focus On Policy

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As Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) prepares for his re-election bid this year, he enjoys some high favorability ratings among Virginia voters. A January poll from Christopher Newport University reported that 63 percent of Virginia voters approved of his work as a Senator, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

But, according to National Journal Hotline’s chief political correspondent Alex Roarty, Republicans still hope their expected candidate — former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie — can beat him, by focusing on policy rather than personality. He talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about the Republicans' campaign strategy in Virginia and around the country.

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'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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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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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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