Linda Wertheimer As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.

Republican presidential candidates (from left) Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump interact onstage at the end of the Republican Presidential Debate on Dec. 15. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's An Election Year, So Get Excited! At Least I Will

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U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Admits Mistakes In Kunduz Airstrike

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Bollywood Star Speaks Out Against 'Growing Intolerance' In India

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Trump Says It's Not His Job To Correct Anti-Muslim Commenter

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Pope Francis Preaches Peaceful Politics In Cuba

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Jimmy Carter 'Completely At Ease' Despite Cancer Diagnosis

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The Basted Egg: A Foolproof Play On The Poach

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Gold medalist Katie Ledecky (left) of the United States poses with silver medallist Federica Pellegrini of Italy during a medal ceremony at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images hide caption

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From The Gridiron To The Pool: Women Are Making Waves In Sports

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Declared and potential candidates are already in New Hampshire. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and others spoke at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit this week in Nashua. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

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A Challenge To The New Congress: Fix Stagnant Wages

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W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Thriving

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Remembering The Emotional Fallout From Nixon's Resignation

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Longtime NPR Reporter Margot Adler Made Listening A Delight

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Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory

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Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

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