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The Saga Of The Civil Rights Act, An Idea Whose Time Came 50 Years Ago

Author Todd Purdum talks about his book documenting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislative maneuvering behind it and the people who steered the bill to passage.
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In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

Outdated stereotypes may have some thinking that Dallas is just a town of cowboys, highways and football. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings corrects the record, describing the city's lively arts and culture.
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Election Wrap-Up: Breaking Down D.C.'s Primaries

The District held a critical Democratic primary on Tuesday. Experts join Kojo to examine what the results mean for the future of the city.

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Analysis: Federal Efficiency, Morale Under Microscope

Two separate efforts are looking at the efficiency of the federal government and federal employee morale, as Hawkings Here columnist David Hawkings explores.

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New GM CEO To Face Congressional Panels Over Delayed Recall

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces a tough week of testimony before congressional committees about defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.
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Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins

In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grass-roots campaign to sign people up.
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One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.
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What's With This Video Of McConnell Doing Stuff?

Congressional campaigns have been releasing b-roll of their candidates, which can then be used for superPAC ads in their favor. Footage of Sen. Mitch McConnell got some extra attention online.
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For Women, Being A Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest public office.
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The Story Of Calif. Senator's Arrest Reads Like Pulp Fiction

In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."

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