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This Bloody Mary served at the Nationals Park in D.C. came with a meat straw, which infuses each sip with an umami flavor. Ben Hirko first came up with the concept while tending bar one snowy night in 2009. The straws have become a hit. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

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Obama Acknowledges There's Much More Work To Do In New Orleans

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President Obama has stayed neutral in the race to replace him, but as rumors swirl that Vice President Biden could jump in, a White House spokesman said Monday it's possible Obama will endorse. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Could Make An Endorsement In Primary Between Clinton, Biden

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Students protest the rising costs of college loans in Los Angeles in 2012. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancellations. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Fact Check: Is Refinancing Student Debt Really Good Policy?

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At Hillary Clinton's event, Carl Babbitt raised his hand high until Clinton called on him to tell his story. Here, Babbitt holds two photos of himself — one from when he was 29, in prison serving time for murder. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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At Clinton Event, An Emotional Conversation On Substance Use

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Hillary Clinton has already turned over 30,000 emails. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Clinton Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

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Hillary Clinton Decides To Release Private Email Server To Justice Department

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Democrats Sound Similar Alarm On College Affordability

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The Clinton campaign's debate watch war room was actually just a conference room with a big-screen TV at the front. Fifteen or so staffers huddled over their laptops ready to pounce. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Inside Hillary Clinton's Debate Watch War Room

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Democratic Candidates Spend Debate Night Posting Reactions, Raking In Cash

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With Climate Change Plans, Democratic Candidates Aren't Just Courting Voters

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Black Lives Matter activists confronted Democratic candidates Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders at a Netroots Nation event earlier this month. O'Malley used the phrase "all lives matter" twice, which he later apologized for. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

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