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Efforts To Promote Transparency In Online Advertising

Spending on digital advertising will total more than $40 billion this year in the U.S. Advertisers are relying less on banner ads at the top of websites to attract consumers and sell products. More and more, they're placing ads that consumers cannot always tell are ads. Often they look like news articles. The Federal Trade Commission has expressed concern that consumers are being misled. Tomorrow the FTC is bringing together advertisers, publishers and legal experts to discuss the growing use of sponsored content. Diane and her guests talk about transparency in online advertising and ongoing concerns about privacy.

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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.
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Consider The Can: An Unlikely Twist On A Louisiana Dish

When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother's Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.
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President Obama's Favorite County — At Least When it Comes to Giving Speeches

President Obama has visited Prince George's County, MD, four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African American majority, and also happens to be very close to the White House.
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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

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