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We are here broadcasting live at Smokey Row coffeehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, with an audience who was up late last night waiting for results.

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For the second day in a row, we're in the fabulous coffee shop here. It is called Smokey Row Coffee Company in Des Moines...

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Filmmaker Jim McKay recently bought a VHS player from Goodwill. When he turned it on, he found a home movie from 1994 of a baby's first steps.

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We are here broadcasting live at Smokey Row coffeehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

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He is one of the biggest names in conservative American talk radio, and yesterday, the influential and at times controversial host Rush Limbaugh shared some health news with his millions of listeners.

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We're covering the caucuses. It is, of course, the start of the presidential campaign season officially. And, Rachel, last time I was here four years ago, there was a lot of suspense in both parties.

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Let's talk politics. Here in the coffee shop, we've got two of NPR's best political minds - senior political editor Domenico Montanaro and Scott Detrow, who covers the presidential campaign and has been driving, like, everywhere in the state.

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Derrick Storms and his little brother Raymond grew up in southern Florida in a troubled, at times unstable, home.

When they were in high school, their mother died of cancer.

The brothers didn't really have each other, either. Derrick held a lot of anger and tormented Raymond.

"I just remember you being so cruel," Raymond told Derrick.

In a conversation at StoryCorps this month, the two sat down to talk about how they reclaimed their relationship.

Derrick would play malicious tricks on him, Raymond said.

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There were eight hours of questions and answers on the Senate floor yesterday. Here's how it went - one by one, Senate pages picked up little notecards from the desks of senators, including Republican Susan Collins of Maine.

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