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Analysis: Republicans Hope To Unseat Sen. Warner With Focus On Policy

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As Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) prepares for his re-election bid this year, he enjoys some high favorability ratings among Virginia voters. A January poll from Christopher Newport University reported that 63 percent of Virginia voters approved of his work as a Senator, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

But, according to National Journal Hotline’s chief political correspondent Alex Roarty, Republicans still hope their expected candidate — former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie — can beat him, by focusing on policy rather than personality. He talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about the Republicans' campaign strategy in Virginia and around the country.

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

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