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Congressional Republicans Take Aim At Attorney General Eric Holder

The standoff between Congressional Republicans and Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious escalated yesterday. President Barack Obama for the first time invoked executive privilege over the botched gun-trafficking operation. A few hours later, a house committee voted to recommend the attorney general be held in contempt for not handing over some documents in the probe. Holder has been under pressure by Congress over alleged security leaks. Some say this is mostly politics at play others say holder must go. Guest Host Susan Page and her panel of experts discuss the Congressional pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder.

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In Tom Wolfe's 'Kingdom,' Speech Is The One Weird Trick

In Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years, he argues that the development of speech, not evolution, has made humans what we are today — evolution, he says, applies only to animals.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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