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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida are favored to win their GOP primaries on Tuesday. So is Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz despite angry opposition.
 
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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s. It was love at first puff. Now he and his wife, Ethel, have filled a house in Durham, N.C., with tubas for the public to tour.
 
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August 29, 2016 | NPR · When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
 
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August 29, 2016 | KUOW · Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
 
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August 29, 2016 | NPR · The actor and writer who brought his signature manic energy to comedy classics died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.
 
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October 13, 2010

Proposition 101 Overview

In the final part of our series on the three tax and spending questions facing voters this November, state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland breaks down Proposition 101. Proponents say it’s a reaction to Democratic tax and fee increases and would spur economic growth. But the campaign against the measure says it would devastate schools and the state’s transportation system.

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