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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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Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:46pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.

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Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:45pm

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.

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GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

With just one week to go until the first official Republican presidential debate, candidates are vying for support and attention to secure one of the 10 slots on the debate stage.

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U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

The two nations hope to push self-declared Islamic State fighters out of a swath of Syrian territory. Turkey also called an emergency NATO meeting Tuesday on ISIS threats within its borders.

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U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

The committee ended Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games on Monday. Mayor Martin Walsh had sought assurances that Boston taxpayers wouldn't be left with a major bill for hosting the games.

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South Florida Haitians Protest Deportations In Dominican Republic

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

In South Florida, the Haitian community is protesting the possible deportation of hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.

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Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Ethiopia

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

President Obama visited Ethiopia Monday on the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to that Horn of Africa nation. He spoke about human rights after a meeting with Ethiopia's prime minister.

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'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:28am

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

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Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:51am

Americans views of the Cuba embargo have reversed in the last 20 years. But Republicans are standing firmly against President Obama's policy change to open up relations with the island nation.

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Senate Takes A Step Toward Riving Export-Import Bank

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted to reauthorize the bank. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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Republican Presidential Hopefuls Try To Make Debate Cut

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

The first GOP presidential debate will be held next week. There are more than a dozen declared candidates but only those placing in the top 10 in an average of national polls will be invited.

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Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:31am

The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.

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President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 7:13am

The remarks came in a speech wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya. Next, Obama goes to Ethiopia.

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For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:32am

Steve Deace, an Iowa conservative talk radio host, speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the Republican field is shaping up for caucuses this winter.

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The 2016 Election Is All About Economics — And Anger

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:03am

It's the (frustration about the) economy, stupid. Democrats and Republicans are trying to channel that, but offer very different solutions — so much so, it seems they live in two different realities.

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Clinton To Testify Again Before Benghazi Committee

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 1:22pm

The former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate says she will appear to discuss the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.

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