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The 'Political Animals' Running Washington, D.C.

Greg Berlanti's new series on the USA Network stars Sigourney Weaver as the secretary of state and former first lady. Critic John Powers says he suspects that "even a Martian" would realize Weaver's character is based on Hillary Clinton — and that's not a bad thing.
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Commentary: District Marriage Laws Should Get With The Times

While Maryland voters will soon decide whether same-sex couples can get hitched, marriage laws in the District suffer a much more basic problem – restrictions on who can officiate weddings.

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Going To The Game: The Price Is Wrong?

With tickets to games as expensive as they are, commentator Frank Deford wouldn't be surprised if a trip to a ballgame becomes a once-in-a-lifetime event, like visiting the Grand Canyon.
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NewsPoet: Paisley Rekdal Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Paisley Rekdal. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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The Green Party Makes Its Case As A Left-Leaning Alternative To Obama

The Green Party, which is perhaps best known for its former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and the role he may have played in determining the 2000 election, holds its 2012 nominating convention on July 14 in Baltimore.
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In Parched West, Worries Of Wildfires Persist

Long-time Colorado resident and commentator Craig Childs has years of experience with wildfires. But he has never gotten used to both the fear and the awe that the flames inspire.
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Week In Politics: Mitt Romney, Health Care Mandate

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney and the health care mandate.
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Life In Juxtopia

Linton Weeks describes the strange moments taking place in Juxtopia — the world where technological devices coexist with a lack of easily acquired power to run them.

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