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Obama's Labor Secretary Pick Could Hit Snags Over Immigration Work

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President Obama has nominated Thomas Perez to lead the Labor Department. Perez currently heads the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, which was recently the subject of a harsh internal review.

Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School

The South Carolina flood has left the Columbia Classical Ballet Company without not just its costumes and scores, but its building.

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Rep. Sandy Levin: Fight Over Pacific Trade Deal Is About Setting Standards

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin, ranking minority member of the Ways and Means Committee, who monitored Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and advocated changes to the deal.

FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Operator

The FAA is proposing a nearly $2 million fine against a drone operator it says was operating outside the rules and endangering safety. NPR talks to the head of the FAA about what's behind the hefty penalty.

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