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Body Language

NPR's Peter Overby reports on what experts on the power of touch saw among our nation's lawmakers from watching a 41-minute video of a Senate floor vote. The results? Lawmakers imitate each other's body language, and use touch to bond and assert power.

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Peter Overby has covered Washington power, money, and influence since a foresighted NPR editor created the beat in 1994.