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Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.
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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

HBO's docu-series The Jinx ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.
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The Rules Don't Apply To Hillary Clinton ... Or Any Of The Other Un-Candidates

A unanimous ruling from the Federal Election Commission reaffirms that Hillary Clinton is, in fact, not a candidate for president — yet.
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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.
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New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

HBO on Monday announced a new service presenting its shows online without a cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it also shows the power of consumers to bring change in a digital world.
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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.
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Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.
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What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
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Netanyahu In D.C., DHS Funding Still Not Settled

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security is being negotiated by the House and Senate, they disagree over what to do.
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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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