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D.C. Shadow Campaign Leader Charged In Federal Court

The man at the center of D.C.'s 2010 shadow campaign scandal was formally charged this morning in federal court. This afternoon, Jeffrey Thompson is expected to plead guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy in connection with fundraising for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign and those of several other elected officials. We get the latest update from WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden and Politics Hour Analyst Tom Sherwood.

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Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

For some 30 years, Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word. He passed away today at 75, after a car accident two weeks ago. NPR's Susan Stamberg has an appreciation.
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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.
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Hillary Clinton To Release 8 Years Of Tax Returns

The returns will show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.
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Letting Go Of The Wheel: How Google Is Easing People Into Self-Driving Cars

Google has begun testing a new self-driving car this summer that is designed to work without a steering wheel. But as the Planet Money team reports, the company's biggest challenge may be convincing Americans to hop inside.

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