A bill to allow civil unions in the state has cleared the Democratic controlled senate with bi-partisan support. It now heads to the Republican house where it was defeated last year. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · The State Department released the latest — and largest — batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails Monday from her time as secretary of state.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, lost her bid for a stay when the U.S. Supreme Court denied her application.
 

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August 31, 2015 | KUT · At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it’s become a business opportunity for locals.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who’ve tackled this question say there’s something to this.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · Downwards and Sandwell District-associated songwriter returns with a chilling, exquisite examination of how lovers can tear each other apart.
 

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August 31, 2015 | NPR · Music by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America’s first musical superstar, is a gumbo of styles including pop and classical.
 

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