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AP Study Finds Viruses Linked To Raw Sewage In Rio De Janeiro Olympic Waters

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with the AP's Brazil bureau chief Brad Brooks about the investigation, which found high levels of dangerous viruses in water venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Despite Rising Costs, China Is Gung-Ho To Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:31pm

Either China or Kazakhstan will be chosen on Friday as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. European nations have been scared off by the cost of hosting the event, but China has the ambition and the money to match.

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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:37pm

On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.

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#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:02pm

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.

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For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:58pm

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.

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Huckabee Remarks Further Complicate Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:07am

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was criticized for evoking the Holocaust in comments on Iran's nuclear deal. It's the latest chapter in relations between Jewish and evangelical communities.

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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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