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New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads

The election year is heating up and by the time it's over some $3.2 billion will be spent on political T.V. ads. Laws require that the terms of those ads--how much they cost, how often they run, and whether any are rejected--be available to the public. But groups like Pro Publica have long argued that if the information isn't online, it's not truly public. The FCC agreed, recently handing down new rules requiring the four major networks in top markets comply immediately, with broader rules to follow. We explore how this will affect campaigns nationally, and in swing states like Virginia.

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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
WAMU 88.5

What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

Violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years, but FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in the first half of last year: What led to the remarkable long-term decline in violent crime in the last two decades in U.S. and prospects the trajectory can continue.

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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