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Politics & Pop Culture

The Iowa Caucuses Explained ... By Broadway?

Critic Bob Mondello has never been to Iowa, but he learned a lot about the state from The Music Man. The classic American musical follows a travelling salesman who finds himself in River City, Iowa.

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Researchers Test Microbe Wipe To Promote Babies' Health After C-Sections

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Swing 1 Jacob Bain, Samantha Boshnack et. al.
Tidal Imogen Heap

Pallets of bottled water are seen ready for distribution in a Flint, Mich., warehouse on Jan. 21. The warehouse is the emergency water supply for Flint residents affected by lead-contaminated water. Sarah Rice/Getty Images hide caption

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Flint Begins The Long Process Of Fixing Its Water Problem

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Larry Morrison, who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder after four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is being kicked out of the Army for misconduct, leaving him without military benefits. Michael de Yoanna/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Senators Want Moratorium On Dismissing Soldiers During Investigation

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Inspirational Friends Siriswad

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Bosses Find Part-Time Workers Can Come With Full-Time Headaches

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In Between Lines The Album Leaf
Sunny's Song Benevento/Russo Duo

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A Site Where Traditional Artisans Can Sell Their Works To The World

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WHO: Birth Defect Linked To Zika Virus Is 'Public Health Emergency'

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Wata Wasuri Tito Puente
Rather Never Know Bronze Radio Return

Epic, founded in Austin, Texas, makes organic meat bars filled with nuts and dried fruit. It's a rising star in the beef jerky market and was recently acquired by General Mills. Courtesy of Epic hide caption

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Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

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The Iowa Caucuses Explained ... By Broadway?

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