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Prospects For Compromise On Tax Reform

President Obama wants a wholesale reform of the tax code. Republican House Ways and Means Chair Dave camp does too and so does just about every other key figure in Congress. A system that hands out an estimated $1 trillion in tax preferences would seem ripe for reform, but defenders of the status quo are well financed and ready to fight. For most politicians tax reform is an unrewarding task. The last time the U.S. tax code was radically reshaped was in 1986. Then as now, odds were slim. but that experience offers a sliver of hope. Please join us to discuss the tax reform and prospects for compromise.

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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