Politics

Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't 'Second Guess' Bergdahl Swap

NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, will be published on Tuesday.

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Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates

Pluck the silk of a spider web and it vibrates like a guitar string, scientists say. By strumming the strands and detecting the tune via sensors in its legs, a spider gets key information.

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Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date

Introducing the humble date to the U.S. over decades in the 20th century required dangerous Middle Eastern adventures, harem pants and a little bit of sex. Hollywood helped with movies like Cleopatra.

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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

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Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates

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