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Politics

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

From gun control and immigration overhaul to changes to taxes and entitlements, 2013 seemed like a year when big things could be accomplished in Congress. Whatever the cause of the logjam, big-ticket items that once seemed possible at the beginning of the year fell by the wayside.

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All Tech Considered

Check Out These Gorgeous, Futuristic Tech Company Headquarters

Historically, companies often viewed buildings as simply a cost, one architect consultant says. Now they're beginning to think about them as an asset — something that can be used to drive creativity and performance and attract and retain talent.

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, shown here officiating civil union ceremonies in Denver in May, wrote a book on faith that recently landed on the New York Times best-seller list. Anna Hanel/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Religion

Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints'

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, with her short, moussed hair and armloads of religious tattoos, is a bit of a Lutheran rock star at the moment (although the term makes her cringe). Her new book — a memoir on faith and her religious experience — recently made the New York Times best-seller list.

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