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Some people may only remember Vice Adm. James Stockdale as independent presidential candidate Ross Perot's running mate in 1992. His opening statement of a disastrous performance during the vice presidential debate — "Who am I? Why am I here?" — made him a punchline on late night TV.

But Stockdale's legacy far surpasses any failed political endeavors. In 1965, his plane was shot down over North Vietnam and he was taken as a prisoner of war at Hoa Lo. He would be a POW for nearly eight years.

Andrew Herrington slips on a battered green backpack, stashes a .308 bolt-action rifle under his arm and steps off a boat onto the steep, rocky shores of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

"It's about a half-mile that we're going to walk up to for those traps," he says.

In almost every circumstance, hunting is strictly forbidden at national parks. But there's an exception to that rule. Herrington's job is to hunt at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for an invasive and hugely destructive species: feral hogs.

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump, pictured here 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, has inspired a conversation about vulgarity in political speech.
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Emily Fox talks with reporter Reid Wilson about the national impact of Washington's presidential primary. Reid is chief political correspondent with Morning Consult, a Washington, D.C. based publication.

Kim Malcolm talks with Seattle Times reporter Lewis Kamb about SeaTac's former interim City Manager James Payne. An independent report found that Payne wanted a tactical map of where Muslims lived in SeaTac  out of concerns about terrorism. Payne resigned in April, just before the investigation was released.

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