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Graham Voices Opposition To Last Call Extension In D.C.

D.C. Councilman Jim Graham voiced his opposition to an extension of D.C.'s 3 a.m. last call, amidst a larger discussion about budget issues in the District.

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Politics of the Plate

Perfectly red, unblemished winter tomatoes don't just disappoint when it comes to taste and nutrition: they may be the product of modern-day slavery. Barry Estabrook's exposé of abuses in the Florida tomato industry earned him a James Beard award.

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Riverdale Park Residents Rebuff Development Plan

Residents of the Riverdale Park neighborhood of Prince George's County voiced their objections Monday to a planned high-density development, which would include, amongst other things, a Whole Foods market.

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Farmers Cheer Administration's About-Face On Limiting Teen Farm Work

The Obama administration backed off a proposal to restrict teens from working on farms after a major push by conservatives and farm state Democrats. But farmers themselves weren't too happy about the restrictions, either.
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Romney Campaign Tries To Reopen Obama-Clinton Primary Fight Wounds

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is highlighting some not-so-nice things former President Clinton had to say about Barack Obama. Of course, those statements were made during the bitter 2008 Democratic primary, when Obama was battling Hillary Clinton.
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Romney Pulls Jimmy Carter Into His Bin Laden Fight With Obama

Talking to reporters Monday in New Hampshire, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, summoned Jimmy Carter's name in defending himself against Democratic attempts to raise doubts about whether Romney, like President Obama, would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
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Twitter: From Infancy To Political Powerhouse

Five years ago, Twitter was hardly a blip on the political radar. Now, it's a social media giant. President Obama recently urged college student to take to Twitter and pressure their representatives on student loan interest rates. Host Michel Martin discusses the role of Twitter in politics with NPR's Don Gonyea and SocialFlow's Frank Speiser.
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Political Chat: What A Difference 5 Years Makes

Host Michel Martin marks Tell Me More's 5th anniversary on NPR's airwaves by speaking with political strategists Donna Brazile and Ron Christie. They discuss the past five and next five years in politics. They examine the dividing lines of race, gender, and party, and what they mean for our political future.

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