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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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'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
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From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World

There are deep parallels between Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the "Brexit" movement and nationalist parties across Europe.
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Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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