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If you're a fan of trivia, you might want to remember the name Dree Hemingway. She's the first Playboy Playmate to be featured in the magazine's new life without full-frontal nudity.

Hemingway — Miss March 2016 — is the great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. According to her bio sheet on Playboy's website, she's 28, drinks only tequila and is a fan of the band alt-J. Her mother, Mariel Hemingway, was on the cover of Playboy in 1982.

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who inspired wrath when he raised the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday for a hearing on prescription drug prices.

But his testimony was far from fruitful.

What does it really mean to be a progressive?

Feb 4, 2016
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Nancy Marshall-Genzer

As the race for the Democratic presidential nomination wears on, it's becoming something of a race to win the mantle of progressivism, with both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders claiming the progressive values, but that term has always been tough to define.

The progressive movement started in the late 1800s.  It was an effort to get away from political bosses and make government more professional. 

Marketplace for Thursday, February 4, 2016

Feb 4, 2016

Clinton and Sanders debate who's more progressive; another installment of "My Economy" from the Juarez border; and how Jägermeister is trying to broaden it's brand beyond college bros. 

My Economy: Life between two countries

Feb 4, 2016
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Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios

About 70,000 people commute back and forth between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico every day to visit family, shop, work and go school.

The Paso Del Norte port of entry is one of three international bridges in El Paso and one of the busiest border pedestrian crossings between Texas and Mexico. It has multiple car lanes, as well as pedestrian lanes going both directions. Here's what that walk looks like in 30 seconds:

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D Gorenstein

For the second time in two weeks, Congress set its sights on generic drugs. Members of the House Oversight Committee are worked up over some of the price gouging we’ve seen in the past six months.

Part of what got us to this point, where a company like Turing Pharmaceuticals jacked up the price of a drug 5000 percent, is a Kafkaesque backlog of generic drug applications at the FDA.

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Fiorina demands spot in ABC debate

Feb 4, 2016
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David Brancaccio

Battles over the presidential candidate debates — how many there are, the ground rules, and who is included — are a running theme of this election season.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new, stricter limit on salmonella bacteria in poultry products. It's a new attempt to make headway against one of the country's biggest, and most intractable, food safety problems.

Survey shows drug price hikes widespread in industry

Feb 3, 2016
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Ashley Milne-Tyte

On Thursday, a Congressional hearing will be focusing on drug company price hiking. The issue blew up at the end of last year when Martin Shkreli’s Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of anti-parasite drug Daraprim to $750 per pill. Still, big price hikes are turning out to be an industry-wide problem.

Take Prevastatin, a cholesterol drug that’s been around for years. It was pretty cheap in 2013. But Lisa Gill of Consumer Reports said between that year and the next, it saw a 573 percent price increase.

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