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4:07 am
Wed January 7, 2015

That's So Joe: How The Senate Swearing-In Became Must-See TV

Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's grandson A.J. Bellabona during Tuesday's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.
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Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 11:35 am

Administering the oath of office to the U.S. Senate sounds like a mundane job. That task falls to the vice president.

But the current occupant of that office, Joe Biden, turns it into an event that's so joyful, and so lacking the partisan rancor that typically dominates American politics, that it's almost hard to believe that you're watching a scene from Washington.

Every two years, a third of the U.S. Senate is elected — and there's a formal oath-taking on the Senate floor. But then, right afterward, each senator takes his or her turn in a ceremonial swearing in.

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NPR Story
4:07 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Boston Time Capsule Reveals Colonial Trove

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 11:35 am

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In this country, we now know the contents of a time capsule that is nearly as old as the country itself. Here's Bruce Gellerman of WBUR in Boston.

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NPR Story
4:07 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Anger Over Austerity Measures

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 11:35 am

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Sports
5:28 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Oregon Ducks' Football Team To Change Uniforms

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 9:34 am

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Around the Nation
5:28 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Wayne State University Releases Annual Word Lists

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 9:34 am

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NPR Story
4:00 am
Tue January 6, 2015

2 Promising U.S. Skiers Killed In Alps Avalanche

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 9:34 am

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NPR Story
4:00 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Lebanon Imposes Restrictions On Syrian Refugees

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 9:34 am

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NPR Story
4:00 am
Tue January 6, 2015

3 States Counter Obama's Proposal For Medicaid Expansion

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 12:15 pm

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Around the Nation
5:46 am
Mon January 5, 2015

N.J. Gov. Christie Proud To Be A Dallas Cowboys' Fan

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 6:57 am

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Around the Nation
4:59 am
Mon January 5, 2015

County Barks At Couple: Parts Of Treehouse Must Be Removed

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 6:57 am

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