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Backstory: The History Of Voting

Before the adoption of the secret ballot in the late 19th century, voting was anything but a private matter, and often involved trickery, extortion, and large quantities of alcohol. And for decades after that, the right to vote continued to be limited to a minority of the American citizenry. In this excerpt from the fascinating public radio show, BackStory with the American History Guys, the hosts review how elections were handled as the country was formed.

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West Wing Fans: 'C.J. Cregg' Returns To The White House Briefing Room

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
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Neanderthals Were Less Picky Eaters Than Early Humans

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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West Wing Fans: 'C.J. Cregg' Returns To The White House Briefing Room

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
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Join Us At 12pm EST Today For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

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