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Rep. Steny Hoyer On The Budget Showdown

Last-ditch negotiations on a deal to avert a default on the national debt and reopen the government are underway as lawmakers hash out differences and attempt to reach agreement. As the Senate nears a deal, Republican leaders in the House are countering with their own proposal. President Obama is weighing in, rejecting any further moves to undermine the health care law by House Republicans. Kojo chats with Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen Questions GOP's Rule Change

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For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.
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Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
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Obama Delivers Speech At Funeral For Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

President Obama spoke at the funeral for former Israeli president and founding father Shimon Peres, saying Peres' dream of peace with the Palestinians should stay alive.
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The People's Guide To Navigating Racial Awkwardness

What are the best strategies for responding to uncomfortable racial comments? We asked, you delivered. Here are some of our favorite ideas.

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