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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Nov 5, 2012 — What does one vote matter, your vote? Clearly the election is not going to turn on your individual action. So where does the motivation come from to get up out of your chair and head to the polling station? Commentator Tania Lombrozo digs into the psychology of our decision to vote, or not.
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Oct 9, 2012 — On many economic issues, there's a broad consensus among undecided voters.
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Sep 18, 2012 — The money was borrowed in August to pay for expenses before the Republican's presidential campaign can tap into general election dollars. The campaign collateralized the debt with $20 million of general election funds already in its bank account.
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Aug 27, 2012 — It's been many years since political conventions offered any real drama or suspense. Still, they're a nonpareil opportunity for partisans to unite and try to win over voters who are largely uninterested in the parties.
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Jul 24, 2012 — We revisit three radio pieces, on how blind trusts work, how the European Central Bank has been flexing its muscle, and why public pension plans are about to look less healthy.
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Feb 5, 2012 — Some highly improbable events lately have embarrassed the host states in the presidential nominating process, including Nevada, which held its caucus Saturday night.
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Jan 19, 2012 — Rick Perry garnered instant front-runner status in some polls when he joined the GOP presidential race. But he slid to the back of the pack after embarrassing debate performances. All along, his bid for the nomination seemed outsize. So, too, were the expectations, which ended Thursday.
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Jan 9, 2012 — On Tuesday night, New Hampshire voters could catapult Mitt Romney securely onto the path of the Republican nomination, or they could undercut the air of inevitability surrounding his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor is clearly expecting the catapult.
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Oct 12, 2008 — Columbus Day marked by celebration and reflection
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