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An Insider's View Of The Debt Ceiling And Shutdown Talks

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The government shutdown continues and so does the countdown to when the nation hits the dreaded debt ceiling. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., don't seem to get along but they seem to be the last best chance to get the government running and to help the U.S. avoid default. How do two bitter adversaries negotiate? Melissa Block put that question to Jim Manley, who was a top adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and, before that, press secretary to Sen. Ted Kennedy, for a former insider's look at how deals are made on Capitol Hill.
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The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World

Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

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