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Urban Strategies as the GOP Looks Ahead

After its 2012 presidential election defeat, the Republican party is engaging in some serious soul-searching. Some say the GOP needs to look back at the legacy of figures like Rep. Jack Kemp, who crossed party lines and focused on poverty, housing and immigration reform. Others say the party needs to shift its focus to the future, as urban areas -- which often lean Democratic -- become increasingly important in political strategy. We explore what may come next for the party.

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Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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