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Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:47am

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama are fond of pointing out that the U.S. stands nearly alone in not giving its workers paid leave. Here's how it got that way.

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Clearer Than Bureacratese: Airport Official Replies To Politician In Klingon

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:43am

When a member of the Welsh National Assembly asked a nearby airport about possible UFO sightings, he got a polite response — issued in perhaps the least-diplomatic-sounding fictional language.

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Obama Sees Long Legacy For Iran Deal; GOP's 2016 Candidates Want It Gone

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

In touting Tuesday's Iran accord, President Obama said it would lend strength to future U.S. presidents. But several Republicans vying to be next in the Oval Office strongly disagreed with the deal.

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Sen. Ben Cardin: Iran Nuclear Deal Still Raises 'A Lot Of Questions'

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:32pm

Congress is set to begin reviewing the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the agreement.

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Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:32pm

Lawmakers in Congress have 60 days to review the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR looks at the agreement's prospects on Capitol Hill.

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Obama Proposes Changes To Criminal Justice System

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

In the wake of the White House's decision to commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, President Obama speaks to the NAACP Tuesday about plans to re-evaluate the criminal justice system.

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U.N. Security Council Prepares To Implement Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

The United Nations Security Council will take up resolutions to implement the nuclear deal with Iran as soon as next week.

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Both Iran, U.S. Took 'Leap Of Faith' In Coming To Nuclear Agreement

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about the Iran nuclear deal.

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After Nuclear Deal, Iranian Oil Could Flow At Molasses Pace

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

Iran holds the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world, and the nuclear deal could mean millions oil barrels flowing into an already saturated market, pushing the global price down further.

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Negotiators Reach Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR looks at what's in the nuclear deal with Iran and the mood in Vienna.

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Chinese Authorites Detain Nearly 150 Human Rights Lawyers

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

State media are accusing the lawyers of stirring up opposition to the government. Activists are calling for President Obama to cancel President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, D.C., in September.

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Many Iranians Celebrate Nuclear Deal As Opening To The West

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Peterson, a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, about the reaction in Iran to the newly-struck nuclear deal.

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Obama's Style Of Diplomacy Pays Off In Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

The nuclear agreement with Iran could be a good example of the Obama doctrine — showing the president's determination to reach out to adversaries — that he's talked about since his first campaign for the White House.

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'Far Worse Than I Ever Dreamed': Candidates React To Iran Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:48am

President Obama said the deal offers a "new direction." But the deal would be inherited by the next president, and the candidates had something to say about it.

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In Congress, A Mixed Reaction To Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:23am

World leaders struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program, and President Obama delivered a statement from the White House.

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The Latest On Iran Deal: Obama Says Deal Provides New Way Forward

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:41am

In a speech from the White House, President Obama said that quite simply this deal keeps Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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Republicans Likely Will Oppose Iran Deal, But Find It Hard To Derail

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:49am

If Congress passes a measure of disapproval regarding the lifting of Iran sanctions, President Obama likely would veto it — meaning a two-thirds majority would have to opposed Tuesday's agreement.

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Swing States Get More Disaster Declarations — Especially Before Elections

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

New research shows that states that are highly competitive in presidential elections are twice as likely to receive presidential disaster declarations — and the financial aid that comes with them.

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Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.

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Vowing To Turn Things Around, Scott Walker Launches Presidential Bid

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 6:07pm

Walker, the latest to enter a crowded GOP side, said he will prioritize reform, growth and safety. "True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government," he said.

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