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The FDA Bans "Trans Fats" (Rebroadcast)

The federal government has ordered American food companies to remove trans fats from their products within the next three years. The Food and Drug Administration pushed forward with the ban out of a concern for how trans fats have contributed to obesity and heart disease, among other things. "Food Wednesday" explores the ban, and the role technology is playing in replacing trans fats.

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'Kojo In Your Community' With U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia is home to one of the largest communities of military and military-related personnel anywhere in the United States. They are an important part of the fabric of our community, and the industries they work in shape our region. Kojo discusses what it means to represent their unique interests with Sen. Tim Kaine.

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A Conversation With Richard Cordray, Head Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, we talk with the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Could Hillary Clinton Win Virginia? Poll Puts Her Behind Rubio, Walker, Bush

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday says several Republican presidential candidates might hold the edge in swing state Virginia over Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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Kaine Puts Focus On Defense Economy, Personnel In Kojo Nnamdi Interview

The Virginia Democrat, appearing in a special installment of the "Kojo In Your Community" series, emphasized the need for consistent federal budgeting to protect the defense industry, and he said the government should do more to help military personnel and federal workers.

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Trump Draws Large Crowd, Attacks Rivals In South Carolina Campaign Stop

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took more swipes at his campaign rivals, including Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry, as he appeared before a large crowd in South Carolina.
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Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

President Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves The Daily Show next month.
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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

When Zachary Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare he destroyed the only clinic providing abortions in the Flathead Valley of Montana. More than a year later, the clinic remains closed.
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5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it over-regulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.
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Former President Of Chad Forced To Appear In Court For War Crimes Trial

The imprisoned former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, fueled chaos at a court in Senegal trying him for the deaths of thousands of people during his rule. He dismissed the trial as a masquerade.

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