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George McGovern: A Historical Perspective

Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 1972, died this past weekend at age 90. McGovern is probably best known for losing to President Richard Nixon in a lopsided contest -- in which McGovern only won Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. But the senator from South Dakota left an enduring impact on Washington and the generation of politicians who followed him. We examine McGovern's legacy.

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

Americans Don't Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think

Everyone knows that distrust of Washington at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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