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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

A husband and wife who are doctors have been working on fact boxes for drugs that, like nutrition labels for foods, would more concisely convey a medicine's benefits and risks.

Advocate Critical Of Governor Deal's Response To Child Immigrants

The apparent crisis at the southern U.S. border finally hit home this week. According to state and federal officials, 1,154 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) are now staying in Georgia while they await immigration hearings. In a letter Thursday, Governor Nathan Deal requested information from President Barack Obama about the children the federal government has placed in homes in Georgia since January.

Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want?

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris explains both sides' demands.

Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

Bragg Jam: The History, The Headliners, And The Heart

Bragg Jam, Middle Georgia’s night of live music, is 24 hours away — 57 bands performing across stages in downtown Macon. Some of those bands are coming from surrounding states, like Those Darlins from Nashville. But most of the talent at Bragg Jam is home grown, like The Whigs, who are from Athens . This is the 15th year of Bragg Jam in Macon, and it’s not like other music festivals. The proceeds of Bragg Jam go to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail-- a riverfront recreational walk. Think of it as Macon’s equivalent of the Atlanta Beltline. But philanthropy isn’t the only thing separating this night of music from other festivals.

The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches

Growing waistlines, a savvy clothing industry and good old-fashioned stubbornness have kept many men in pants that don't fit. It doesn't have to be this way.

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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