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Despite a shaky confirmation hearing and significant pushback from the public, Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Education.  

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Was Duel in New York Just a Distraction?

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Miguel Cervantes and Ari Asfar in the Chicago production of “Hamilton: An American Musical.” (Joan Marcus / Broadway in Chicago)

The culture wars are heating up again, one duel at a time.

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Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence squared off Tuesday night, but did it move any voters? We talk presidential politics. 

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump (Trump photo by Michael Vadon / Flickr)

It's almost official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is reportedly going to be Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. WBEZ fills us in on what it means for Indiana and the nation.