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While Congress Slumbers, Laws Pass Elsewhere

During a time of paralysis in Washington, states are taking the lead on a whole host of issues, from guns and gay marriage to education and tax policy. Of course, not everyone applauds the laws they pass. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart recently called states the "meth laboratories of democracy."

FAA Orders Inspection Of Boeing 737s

Federal aviation regulators say a pin on the horizontal stabilizer could be prone to corrosion and "premature failure."

George W. Bush: 'I'm Comfortable With What I Did'

In a long interview with The Dallas Morning News, the former president says that "nobody likes to be criticized all the time," but that he made the right decisions based on the information he had at the time.

'Mila' Is First Grandchild For George W. And Laura Bush

The baby is named for her grandmothers. Her granddad, the nation's 43rd president, has already prepared three paintings for the baby. He's "become an artiste," Jenna Bush Hager told People magazine.

Happy Birthday: Federal Income Tax Turns 100

This year's IRS Form 1040 has 214 pages of instructions. When tax filing started a century ago, the 1040 had just one page of instructions.

6 Year Old Takes Car Out To Get Chinese

People in Lapeer, Michigan, called to report a car moving erratically. Callers said it looked like a six year old was driving. Police discovered that a six year old was driving. He'd taken the keys off the counter at home, and taught himself what to do.

NPR Team Covers Race, Ethnicity And Culture

NPR this week is introducing a new team that will cover race, ethnicity and culture. Code Switch is the name of the new blog. Code-switching is the practice of shifting between different languages or different ways of expressing yourself in conversations.

Sen. Marco Rubio Touts Upcoming Immigration Bill

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio hit the Sunday morning TV talk shows to promote, and preemptively defend, the bipartisan immigration overhaul that is expected to be released this week. Rubio appeared on seven nationally broadcast shows.