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September 2013


Fran Drescher Squawks Policy on Capitol Hill

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If it weren't for her trademark nasally voice, you'd forget that actress Fran Drescher even represents a "celebrity" when she visits Capitol Hill.

Drescher, a longtime fixture in Washington, returned Thursday to talk about a new initiative that her organization, Cancer Schmancer, is launching called ...

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Sen. Tim Kaine Is the Spelling Bee Champ

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Lawmakers everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief, as one of their own was crowned the "Best Speller in the United States," after an epic spelling showdown that took place Wednesday night at the National Press Club.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., walked away with the prize (which included a very fat ...

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Jim Lehrer on 'Bell’ and Why It Won’t Be a Musical

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Of course it's not as stressful as moderating a presidential debate, but former PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer – in his role as a playwright – still expects some opening night jitters. Lehrer has penned "Bell," a play about inventor Alexander Graham Bell, which debuts at National Geographic's ...

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