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Sanford, Colbert Busch Clash In Sole Debate Before Special Election

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, a Republican, and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, faced off Monday night in the only debate before a special congressional election in South Carolina. Sanford is trying to make a comeback after he lied about an affair with an Argentine woman while he was in office. His ex-wife has also accused Sanford of trespassing at her home. The latest polls show declining support for the former governor. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.
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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
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Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
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As VP Nominee, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Hits The Campaign Trail With Hillary

Hillary Clinton introduced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate at a huge coming-out party event in Miami. She called Kaine "my kind of guy."
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The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

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