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Federal Workers Getting Used To Near-Shutdowns

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With federal government shutdowns now becoming almost run-of-the-mill, the news that Congress reached a deal to avoid this weekend's pending shutdown provided some minor relief, if any, for federal government workers and contractors. Tom Shoop, editor-and-chief of Government Executive Magazine, talks with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about the ongoing toll of these repeated close calls on government employee morale, retention, and productivity. 

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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
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5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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