Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service? Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

This fishing boat draped with sick animals is the signature piece of The Ninth Wave, an exhibit by artist Cai Guo-Qiang that opened at Shanghai's Power Station of Art this month. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

The Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver, at practice. "I've always thought of myself as ... the rugby player that happens to be gay," says Skyler Meyer. "I never want to be the gay man who happens to play rugby." Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' KUNC

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms, but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

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