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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Clemson University Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Jack Beatty offers one last note from New Hampshire, and looks beyond to the primary races yet to come in both parties.

 
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Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fresh off the New Hampshire Presidential Primary results, host Tom Ashbrook reflects on his trip to New Hampshire, and on what comes next in the race to the White House.

 
(Left) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with attendees during a campaign stop, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) and (RIGHT) Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. turns from the podium after speaking at a campaign stop at Daniel Webster Community College, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

 
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, (middle, back) speaks during a campaign event at Generals Sports Bar and Grill, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Weare, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

 
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop at Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

 
Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. Shkreli refused to testify before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) asked a New Hampshire audience to clap for him — and our own Jack Beatty was there to hear it.

 
Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall campaign stop at the American Legion, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Continuing our Notes from New Hampshire series, Jack Beatty reports on the refreshing directness of Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

 
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

The first in a series of New Hampshire Primary dispatches from our own news analyst Jack Beatty.

 
The On Point Radio staff's favorite Bernese Mountain Dog, Dogg Frank, poses in a mock ad for our Friday, January 29 show on the history of the dog. (Katherine Brewer / Nick Andersen / WBUR)
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

We’re starting a newsletter! (But you can’t sign up yet). And a web bot generates presidential poetry of all kinds of beauty.

 
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May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

May 3, 2016
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALDI - Grocery shoppers experience ALDI during the grand opening of the first of eight Southern California locations on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Moreno Valley, Calif. ALDI, one of America's favorite grocery stores, will open approximately 45 stores in Southern California by the end of 2016. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for ALDI/AP Images)

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America. Plus, what we’re learning about how our bodies fight to keep weight off.

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May 2, 2016
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2016 photo, Laurie Millan, a para-professional and tutor, works with a student during an after school tutoring session at San Francisco International High School, in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, the school accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

 
May 2, 2016
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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