U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) speaks as Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) listen during a hearing before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee, also known as the supercommittee.

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Playing Chicken To Cut The Deficit

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Robert Smith talks to NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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A closer look and you'll be dinner.

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It's A Bloody Business, Being A Demon

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'The Banality Of Evil': Following The Steps To Sept. 11

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Switzerland: Too Strong For Its Own Good

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The Dollar Is Still Central To The Global Economy. That May Not Last.

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Drug Dealing, Counterfeiting, Smuggling: How North Korea Makes Money

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The Little Room Where The Government Borrows Billions

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How The U.S. Gave S&P Its Power

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In New Hampshire, Every Handshake Counts

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GOP Candidates Stump On The Fourth Of July

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It's not just bacon; it's libertarian bacon. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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Breakfast At Libertarian Summer Camp

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The Mason Jar team conducts a recording session with a chamber orchestra and The Wood Brothers (sitting on the desk, Chris on the left and Olive on the right) in a classroom at St. Cecilia's Church in Brooklyn. Sasha Arutyunova /Courtesy of Mason Jar Music hide caption

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In Through The Out Door: Turning Abandoned Buildings Into Recording Studios

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