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Witness List Released In McDonnell Corruption Trial

In Virginia, federal prosecutors are filing a list of 61 potential witnesses in the corruption trial of former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife.

Among those on the witness list are Maureen McDonnell and the couple's three children, Sean, Rachel and Bobby.

The witness list and the government's list of exhibits were filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Richmond before the opening of the McDonnells' trial.

Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary-supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. Their federal trial was scheduled to begin Monday and is expected to last at least five weeks.

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Colombia's La Momposina Sings A Tangled Social History

On this week's Alt Latino, we spend time with an album from Colombian singer Totó la Momposina. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Felix Contreras about Tambolero.
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'Oleogustus' Is The Newly Discovered Taste, And Boy, Is It Bad

There's a new, sixth taste for humans: the taste for fat. But Rick Mattes of Purdue University tells NPR's Rachel Martin to think less yummy ice cream, more rancid food.
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Could Biden Catch Clinton In A White House Bid?

Host Rachel Martin speaks with William Pierce, executive director of the the Draft Biden PAC, about reports that the vice president is mulling a 2016 run.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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