Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks to reporters during a news conference in Newark on Friday. The Justice Department plans to file charges alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor, NPR has confirmed. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

'Not Going Anywhere': Sen. Menendez Defends Record Amid Allegations

The Justice Department is planning to bring corruption charges against the New Jersey Democrat; it's not clear when charges will be filed. In a press conference Friday night, Menendez said he'd always acted lawfully.

Gayland Regier carries buckets of feed to his cattle in southeast Nebraska. Imported cattle make up a small portion of the American beef supply, but many American farmers and ranchers are concerned that foreign-sourced meat could distort their markets. courtesy of Grant Gerlock/NET News/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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The Salt

Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA? Ranchers, Meatpackers Disagree NET

U.S. ranchers want consumers to know their meat came from cattle "raised in America." Meatpackers argue such labels add cost without much benefit. A trade dispute could soon make the labels disappear.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone in March 2012 after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters. While she's asked the State Department to quickly release her emails from her tenure as secretary, the process likely will take months — dragging out media coverage and critical questions. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

Questions about Hillary Clinton's reliance on a private email account when she was secretary of state will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.

Refugees walk along on a street near the Initial Reception Camp Marienfelde in Berlin, Germany, in January. Marienfelde camp has been a transitional home for refugees in Germany for more than 60 years. But the recent influx of asylum-seekers is straining the system. Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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Muslim Identity In Europe

Germans Open Their Homes To Refugee Roommates

A flood of refugees in Germany has strained resources, particularly housing. A website has signed up hundreds of Germans willing to have the newcomers come and live with them.

In the midst of a European business trip, Dan Truckman (Vince Vaughn) Timothy McWinters (Tom Wilkinson) and Mike Pancake (David Franco) somehow end up in a pasture. Jessica Miglio/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Movie Reviews

'Unfinished Business' You're Better Off Not Even Starting

Tasteless but also discordantly saccharine, Unfinished Business manages to be the one thing it absolutely cannot be if it is to succeed: totally unfunny.

Owner Heidi Rogers Tuesday at her famous Manhattan shop, Frank Music Company, before the store's final closing Friday. Judging silently from on high is composer Igor Stravinsky. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Saying Goodbye To A Manhattan Classical Music Mecca

The last store in Manhattan devoted exclusively to classical sheet music is closing its doors today — having been lapped by online retailers and free file sharing.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

#NPRreads: On America's First Suicide Bombing And Its Influential Pizza Lobby

From the people on our money to the effects of calling someone black, this week we bring you four reads that illuminate a bit of history or pieces of regulation you may not have known about.

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Shots - Health News

Federal Rule Will Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another, even in states that don't recognize the marriage.

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10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit A Leap Not Taken

On March 11, 2005, Kevin Berthia wanted to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs talked him out of it. The two met recently to discuss what happened that day.

Code Switch

Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Life In 19th And 20th Century Iran

The Smithsonian is giving Iranian-Americans a chance to look back on a world many had to leave years ago.

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