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    The Fallout: D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown Resigns

    Kwame Brown in his D.C. Council chairman's seat in January.
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    Kwame Brown in his D.C. Council chairman's seat in January.

    On Wednesday, D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown (D) resigned his office after becoming the second elected city leader to be charged with a felony this year. His resignation is already setting off intensive political maneuvering. We get a primer on the legal maneuvering, find out who is in charge of the Council, and consider how various corruption investigations are affecting life in the District.

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    'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

    Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.
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    Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

    Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."
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    Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

    Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.
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    NPR's Arun Rath speaks with infectious disease specialist and HealthTap member Dr. Jonathan Po about telemedicine and hypochondria in a time of heightened health concern.

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