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Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.
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Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him

Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into.
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In Mississippi, The GOP's Not-So-Civil War Continues

As of Monday, Chris McDaniel, loser in June's Mississippi Republican Senate primary, still questioned Sen. Thad Cochran's victory, despite minuscule evidence of voter fraud.
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In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights

The state could elect the nation's first openly gay governor this fall. But Mike Michaud only recently came out, and some question whether he deserves the backing of Maine's largest gay rights group.
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Columbia Pike Streetcar May Weigh Heavily On Special Election In Arlington

The two political parties have picked their candidates for the August special election to fill the seat vacated by Del. Bob Brink, and the proposed Columbia Pike streetcar has emerged as a key issues.
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CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama.
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A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.
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New IRS Chief John Koskien: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
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How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina senate race.
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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.

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