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After Boston Drops Olympic Bid, U.S. Committee Scrambles To Find New Choice

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:10pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, about cities' reluctance to host the Olympics.

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Obama Administration Officials Take The 'Malign' Line On Iran

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:10pm

'Malign' is the buzzword of the moment among administration officials to describe Iran's activities in the region. NPR takes a look at the use of the word.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:55pm

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:38pm

Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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Senate Republicans Raise Concerns About Lifting Iran Economic Sanctions

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:38pm

Senate Republicans expressed skepticism about the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, including concern that the deal would allow Iran to acquire missiles and conventional arms in the coming years.

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Can Donald Trump Build A Campaign To Last?

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 2:01pm

Veteran strategists say while Trump has staffed up in early states, the Republican is missing the long-term campaign infrastructure and approach to go the distance.

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Planned Parenthood Controversy Proves Complicated For Democrats

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:53am

Several Republican candidates denounced Planned Parenthood at a rally in Washington this week after a series of sting videos were released. But it's a trickier issue for Democrats.

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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:41am

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have put code-switching front and center in their comedy show.

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U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:34am

The Justice Department alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 5:03am

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.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

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

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

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

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

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

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

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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