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The longer-than-expected Senate session is allowing Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid to confirm even more of President Obama's nominations to the federal bench.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush moved toward a run for the White House on Tuesday with his announcement that he's "actively exploring" the idea and creating a leadership PAC.
From 1942 to 1945, the U.S. government's Manhattan Project produced the world's first atomic bombs. A new national park, preserving the project's buildings and artifacts, is now in the works. Melissa Block speaks with Cynthia Kelly of the Atomic Heritage Foundation who has pushed for the preservation plan for 15 years.
Melissa Block speaks with Jonathan Boone, Pakistan correspondent for The Guardian, about the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar.
Use of synthetic drugs, like bath salts, by young people continues to decline across the nation, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
Audie Cornish talks to Shuja Nawaz, a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, about how Pakistan got to the point of the Taliban taking revenge on the children of the Pakistani military.