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Regional Roundtable: News From Outside The Beltway

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with regional newspaper editors on what news is grabbing their readers' attention.
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Federal Employees Return To Work

Yesterday Congress brought the country back from the brink of defaulting on its debt. Host Michel Martin talks to Joe Davidson of The Washington Post about how federal workers will bring the government back to life.
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A Photographer Turns Her Lens On Men Who Catcall

Social media was abuzz this week with the images of photographer Hannah Price, whose project documents men she encountered on the streets of Philadelphia. In an interview, she talks about the choices and intentions behind the project.
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10 Takeaways From The Fiscal Fight

What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
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Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
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Thursday Morning Political Mix

Republicans assess gains, damage after Congress approves debt and spending bill, ending crisis that shut down government and pushed nation toward default.
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House Stenographer Seizes Microphone In Bizarre Rant

In one of the strangest moments of a strange few weeks on Capitol Hill, the House stenographer launched a tirade about God, the Constitution and Freemasonry
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Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens

After two weeks of not working, furloughed employees are expected to be back at the job Thursday. But that might not be that simple.
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Kerry Says He Hopes Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Shipped Out Of Region

Weapons inspectors are still in Syria assessing the country's stockpile and how to destroy it. It's unclear where the weapons would go if they were sent abroad, but there are signs that such a move is under consideration.
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Defeat Isn't Easy For Conservative Republicans To Admit

Two weeks after shutting down the federal government and hours before the Treasury was at risk of defaulting on the nation's obligations, House Republicans relented and voted on a bill ending the twin fiscal crises. It was a vote Democrats had demanded for weeks. And it was almost a complete concession to President Obama who had insisted on both conditions before discussing anything with congressional Republicans.

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