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Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

5 hours 57 min ago

Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

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New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

6 hours 56 min ago

President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently floated a plan to empty Guantanamo's detention camps and relocate "enemy combatants." The president promised in 2009 to shut down the facility.

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Presidential Candidates Weigh-In On Planned Parenthood Controversy

6 hours 56 min ago

A video involving Planned Parenthood features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood says the videos are heavily edited.

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Action On Guantanamo Will Likely Wait Until After Congresss' Summer Recess

6 hours 56 min ago

Congressional Republicans have demanded the White House send them a plan for closing the lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently outlined such a plan.

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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:00pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Janet R. Daly Bednarek, an aviation expert and professor at the University of Dayton, about the airport that was once thought of as a model for all U.S. airports.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:39pm

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.

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President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:39pm

President Obama addressed the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so. He encouraged African leaders to step down when their term is up and not aim to be president for life. The current AU chairman is Robert Mugabe, who has has been president of Zimbabwe since the country won independence in 1980.

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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:36pm

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

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Political Campaigns Go Social, But Email Is Still King

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:16pm

Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.

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Donald Trump's Flipping Political Donations

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:16am

The man making a strong showing for the GOP presidential nomination also has a remarkably inconsistent track record as a conservative.

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Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:46pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.

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Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:45pm

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.

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GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

With just one week to go until the first official Republican presidential debate, candidates are vying for support and attention to secure one of the 10 slots on the debate stage.

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U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

The two nations hope to push self-declared Islamic State fighters out of a swath of Syrian territory. Turkey also called an emergency NATO meeting Tuesday on ISIS threats within its borders.

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U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

The committee ended Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games on Monday. Mayor Martin Walsh had sought assurances that Boston taxpayers wouldn't be left with a major bill for hosting the games.

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South Florida Haitians Protest Deportations In Dominican Republic

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

In South Florida, the Haitian community is protesting the possible deportation of hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.

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Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Ethiopia

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

President Obama visited Ethiopia Monday on the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to that Horn of Africa nation. He spoke about human rights after a meeting with Ethiopia's prime minister.

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'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:28am

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

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Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:51am

Americans views of the Cuba embargo have reversed in the last 20 years. But Republicans are standing firmly against President Obama's policy change to open up relations with the island nation.

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