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Gov. Chris Christie has battled recent bad publicity and sinking poll numbers. While he's been essentially campaigning for months, Christie is expected to officially join the crowded field on Tuesday.
The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.
Jerry Douglas, considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world, brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, The Earls of Leceister, a tribute to Flatt and Scruggs.
Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory will be unable to pay off some of its more than $72 billion debt, and that terms will have to be renegotiated. He's also calling for big budget cuts.
Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since that time, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.
The Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriage is legal. In Texas, the attorney general told public officials they don't have to issue licenses if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.