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Why Hasn't Rand Paul Inherited His Father's Success?

Iowa provided a strong base of support for Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential race. But several factors have driven voters to candidates other than his son Rand.

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The Salt

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Why Courts Use Anonymous Juries, Like In The Freddie Gray Case

Experts trace the first completely anonymous jury to 1977. A judge had worried about possible jury tampering by a drug kingpin named Leroy "Nicky" Barnes, a man also known as Mr. Untouchable.

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All Songs Considered

Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From November

Hear a mix of the month's best electronic tunes, including new music from Robert Hood, Seven Davis Jr, Malory and more.

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All Tech Considered

NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

Named Sustainability Base, a NASA facility in California is a model for energy-efficient federal buildings. It's powered by a fuel cell, like those used on spacecraft, and recycles water for flushing.

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The Salt

LA's Top Restaurant Charts New Waters In Sustainable Seafood

Providence is widely considered the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. Its award-winning chef, Michael Cimarusti, is piloting Dock to Dish, a program that hooks chefs up directly with local fishermen.

Historian Mary Beard says real gladiator competitions were probably not as brutal as the film Gladiator (starring Russell Crowe) would have us believe. Still, she says, "I loved Gladiator and I thought its depiction of gladiatorial combat, although it was an aggrandizing picture, was cleverly and expertly done." Universal/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

From Gladiator Duels To Caesar's Last Words: The Myths Of Ancient Rome

Historian Mary Beard says many of our popular notions about the empire are based on culture — like the play Julius Caesar or the film Gladiator — rather than fact. Her new book is called SPQR.