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Florida Republicans Weigh In On Bush-Rubio Battle

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:03am

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tried to jump start his presidential bid in his home state yesterday. In the campaign lately, he's been battling his political protege, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Dead Of A Heart Attack, State TV Reports

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:37am

Chalabi supplied information to the U.S. regarding Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found following the U.S. invasion.

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Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:03pm

A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily, and attend church regularly is declining.

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TransCanada Puts U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:15pm

The company building the controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has suspended its permit application while waiting for approval on its preferred route through Nebraska.

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In 'The Diplomat,' Filmmaker David Holbrooke Recalls Late Father's Career

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with filmmaker David Holbrooke about his new documentary, The Diplomat, exploring the life of his late father, the renowned diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

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Rival GOP Campaigns Launch Power Plays In Debate Negotiations

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:32pm

Jeb Bush is resetting his campaign, and the GOP candidates agree that the party isn't in charge when it comes to debate negotiations. NPR explores what it all means for the 2016 race.

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Sanders Could Be The First Jewish President, But Doesn't Like To Talk About It

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:16pm

Bernie Sanders says he's "proud to be Jewish" but "not particularly religious."

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No Deal! Trump Will Negotiate Independently On Debates

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:58pm

The Trump campaign has decided it will go it alone, following a Sunday night meeting in which GOP campaigns largely agreed on a debate negotiation framework.

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For This Released Inmate, Freedom Tastes Like Pizza For Breakfast

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:49pm

Dana Bowerman is one of about 6,100 prisoners just released as part of a change in the way the U.S. punishes people convicted of federal drug crimes. "It still feels weird, different," she told NPR.

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Turkey's AK Party Sweeps Back Into Power In Parliamentary Election

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

Turkish voters selected the long governing AK Party back into power in surprise election results Sunday. President Erdogan called it a vote for stability, and the push for a new constitution — one that would give the increasingly authoritarian Erdogan more powers — is back on the agenda.

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Supreme Court Weighs 1987 Conviction By All-White Jury

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

The defense showed the names of the black jurors circled, highlighted in green, labelled with the letter "B." But lawyers for the state of Georgia said there's a reasonable explanation.

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Jimmy Carter: 'I'm Still Maintaining A Pretty Normal Schedule'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with the former president about his years of service since leaving the White House, including his work for Habitat for Humanity.

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Campaign-Finance Crusader Lawrence Lessig Ends Presidential Bid

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:18pm

The Harvard law professor, who crowdfunded $1 million for his run, says he cannot move forward any longer if Democrats do not allow him in the debates.

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Supreme Court Takes On Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:00am

Timothy Foster's lawyers argue that black jurors were systematically excluded from the jury at his trial in 1987, while judges at all levels looked the other way for nearly three decades thereafter.

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 7:11pm

Thousands of federal inmates are being released because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals. But few are going straight from prison to freedom.

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Fred Thompson, Actor and Former Senator, Dies At 73

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 5:46pm

Thompson represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate and was a Republican presidential candidate. A role as himself in a movie led to a long career in films and TV, including Law and Order.

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As Campaigns Meet On Debate Process, RNC Tries To Reassert Control

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 5:39pm

After a debate GOP campaigns saw as disastrous, the Republican National Committee named a new head of the debate process. But the campaigns met Sunday night without the RNC to discuss options.

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5 Messages Bernie Sanders Is Sending In His First Campaign Ad

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 12:17pm

The ad will air in Iowa and New Hampshire. Sanders' campaign is spending $2 million — the same amount his rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, spent on her first ad buy in August.

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Is It Fair To Accuse Bernie Sanders Of Sexism?

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 8:42am

Clinton allies called remarks by Sanders' campaign manager sexist. Clinton herself made a subtle accusation, charging that when Sanders says she's "shouting," others know what that means.

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GOP Debate Frustrations Seep Into Iowa Event

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 6:58am

Ten Republican hopefuls made their pitches to party activists in Des Moines on Saturday. Many of the candidates were still steaming about last week's highly criticized debate on CNBC.

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