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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens after securing the GOP nomination in August of 2016. Allies of Greitens are using a nonprofit group to advance his legislative agenda. Michael Thomas/AP hide caption

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Politics

Secretive Nonprofits Back Governors Around The Country

In Missouri, a nonprofit group affiliated with Gov. Eric Greitens published the personal phone number of a lawmaker who criticized the governor's policies.

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NPR's Bees (Moderate, Middle Of The Road Bees) Up And Left

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Sandy Robson (left) and Crystal Hall rally for legislation for paid sick leave on April 11, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Under a bill recently sent to Gov. Larry Hogan, businesses with 15 or more full-time employees would be required to allow workers to earn at least five paid sick days a year. Brian Witte/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

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Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

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Education

Harvard Library Fines No More

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Harvard Library Fines No More

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens after securing the GOP nomination in August of 2016. Allies of Greitens are using a nonprofit group to advance his legislative agenda. Michael Thomas/AP hide caption

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Politics

Secretive Nonprofits Back Governors Around The Country

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Secretive Nonprofits Back Governors Around The Country

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Fidget Spinners: Good Or Bad For Kids' Concentration?

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In Fantasy Short 'Forever Tree,' A Black Heroine Learns To Stop Playing Small

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Penelope Lively Ponders Pompeii — And Other Stories — In 'The Purple Swamp Hen'

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This photo taken on July 14, 2012, shows a Trump Tower poster displayed on a roadside billboard in Manila. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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3 Men, 1 Skyscraper And A Conflict-Of-Interest Concern In Foreign Policy

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An investigation by The Washington Post looked at the differences between organic milk that comes from large dairies and the milk that comes from smaller operations. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Just How Organic Is Your Milk? Well, It Depends On The Dairy It Came From

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Just How Organic Is Your Milk? Well, It Depends On The Dairy It Came From

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A work crew for the Pittsburgh company Energy Independent Solutions installs solar panels at a community building in Millvale, Pa. Reid Frazier/The Allegheny Front hide caption

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Economy

As Coal Jobs Decline, Solar Sector Shines

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As Coal Jobs Decline, Solar Sector Shines

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Actor Richard Gere says of his new character, "I think there's a kindness and softness in Norman, where he really believes these schemes are going to be good for people." Chris Saunders/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Every Culture Has A Norman': Richard Gere On Playing A Fixer And Wandering Jew

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Lea Michele's new album is Places. Eric Ray Davidson/Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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Music Interviews

'Places,' Please: Lea Michele Turns Back To Broadway

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'Places,' Please: Lea Michele Turns Back To Broadway

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