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OPM Director Archuleta Resigns In Wake Of Data Breaches

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:43am

Katherine Archuleta, the head of Office of Personnel Management who's been under fire since revelations that millions of people's personal data was compromised, is resigning.

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Pastors Eye A Move From God's House To The Statehouse

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:23am

Hundreds of conservative pastors around the country are so upset about what they see as a moral crisis in government that they are preparing to run for public office themselves.

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It's Back To The Drawing Board For Florida's District Maps

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:49am

In a momentous ruling, Florida's Supreme Court scrambled the state's Congressional district maps just over a year before the next election.

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Kudos to Sanders, With a Wink to Clinton, Too

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:20am

In the long run, "the Sanders summer" is likely to boost Clinton's bid for the White House. Indeed, from her perspective, Sanders may be the ideal rival en route to the nomination.

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Confederate Flag At S. Carolina Statehouse Headed To Military Museum

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

South Carolina is set to take down the flag that's flown on the statehouse grounds for years. It will be taken down the street to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

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Evangelical Pastors Gather To Learn Another Calling: Politics

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Hundreds of conservative evangelical pastors across the country are being trained to run for political office. The project is part of an effort to mobilize an "army" to do battle in the culture wars.

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Florida Court Rules Eight Congressional Districts Must Be Redrawn

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Florida's Supreme Court says eight of the state's 27 congressional districts will have to be redrawn, a move that is shaking up the political map as candidates prepare for the 2016 election.

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Greece's Financial Crisis Related To Design Of Eurozone

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 5:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Yannis Palaiologos, a reporter with the Kathimerini newspaper, about how Greece's economic and political crisis has deep historical roots.

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Civil Rights Activist: Battle Flag Debate Distracts From Real Race Issues

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 5:26pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with long-time civil rights advocate Mary Frances Berry about what comes after the Confederate flag is removed from the South Carolina State House grounds.

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Webb Seeks To Clarify Defense Of Confederate Battle Flag

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 5:05pm

Ex-Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has defended the Confederate battle flag for years, making a nuanced argument for what it represents. But that's been complicated after the shooting at a Charleston church.

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Russia Poses 'Greatest Threat' To U.S., Gen. Dunford Tells Senate Panel

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:49pm

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing Thursday to consider the nomination of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Army To Cut 40,000 Troops Over 2 Years At U.S. Bases

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:37pm

The decision to shrink the Army to 450,000 active-duty personnel was made months ago, but Congress was only briefed on the details of the plan in recent days.

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How To Take A Picture-Perfect Presidential Selfie

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:11pm

This election has been called the "selfie election." It turns out there's an art to the political selfie. And with this many candidates running for president, they are in need of some advice.

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Joint Chiefs Nominee Says Russia Could Pose 'Existential Threat' To U.S.

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:05pm

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said that Moscow poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and that Ukraine requires U.S. arms to counter Russian aggression.

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FBI Says It Thwarted Attempted July 4th Attack

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:52pm

FBI Director James Comey says the agency arrested more than 10 people, radicalized through social media, plotting to kill Americans on Independence Day.

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Tom Selleck Accused Of Stealing Water For California Ranch

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:31pm

TV star Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water amid California's drought from a neighboring water district. Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Hamilton has been reporting on the the mystery of Magnum PI's water supply.

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Shrinking Kansas Budgets Push Many Teachers Across State Lines

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:31pm

Kansas has had its share of political and fiscal problems in the past year. Huge income tax cuts have led to cuts in everything from staff at state mental hospitals to shrinking classroom budgets for public schools. Now the state is having trouble recruiting and retaining teachers, and some are fleeing to neighboring states.

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S.C. Governor Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:31pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill on Thursday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds. The move comes after hours of legislative debate this week following last month's fatal church shooting in Charleston. The suspect in that crime was seen in pictures holding Confederate flags.

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Belgrade's Ruined Defense Ministry Serves As Reminder Of NATO Airstrikes

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:31pm

After national trauma, some countries build memorials, and others forget. Sixteen years after bombs struck, the defense ministry in Belgrade remains a ruin, serving as a daily reminder of the NATO war against Serbia.

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GOP Pushes First Amendment Defense Act After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Mike Lee's office about his First Amendment Defense Act bill, which would protect people who find same-sex marriage contrary to their religion.

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