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July 28, 2016 | NPR · Clinton has addressed Democratic conventions four times, but nothing will compare to tonight as she accepts the party's nomination for president. What do her past speeches tell us?
 
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July 28, 2016 | NPR · Watch even a few minutes of the Democratic National Convention, and you're bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — with brightly colored slogans like "Stronger Together" waving in the crowd.
 
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July 28, 2016 | NPR · Discontent and skepticism are central to this presidential campaign, says Gov. Jerry Brown, who ran an idealistic, outsider presidential campaign in 1992 but has governed California as a pragmatist.
 
U.S. Air Force
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon serving in Afghanistan, was able to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl caught in a firefight. She is about to be discharged.
 
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July 28, 2016 | NPR · "I have no idea. I can't even hazard a guess to phylum," one scientist says. The curious orb was found and captured during a recent Nautilus expedition near California's Channel Islands.
 

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July 28, 2016 | NPR · Anna Gunn plays a Manhattan investment banker determined to succeed, but powerful men — and slack film-making — let her down.
 
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July 28, 2016 | NPR · The plot's overstuffed, but whenever Ellen Page and Allison Janney share the screen, Tallulah finds its palpably human center.
 
Roadside Attractions
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Roth's mercurial 2008 coming-of-age novel gets a dutiful, sober-minded adaptation undercut by a miscast Logan Lerman in the film's lead role.
 
Universal Studios
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Jason Bourne is back — still, again, some more — in a new film critic Chris Klimek calls an "idea-starved vestigial tail" on the Bourne series.
 
DC Entertainment
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for him to move from Georgia to New York.
 

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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