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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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'Neither Snow Nor Rain' Celebrates History Of U.S. Postal Service

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Devin Leonard whose new book, Neither Snow Nor Rain, celebrates the history of the U.S. Postal Service.
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How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis

There are 44,000 people living on the streets in and around Los Angeles. With no other place to go, many end up at a Starbucks — to the consternation of some employees.
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Indiana Primary: Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders Fight For Their Political Lives

As polls in the Hoosier State close, Ted Cruz is likely bracing for a brutal loss to Donald Trump, while the Democratic fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is expected to be close.
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Google And Fiat Chrysler Partner To Make Self-Driving Minivans

This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving technology into a passenger vehicle, the companies said in a joint statement.

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