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In Jamaica, Obama Announces Plan To Diversify Caribbean Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

President Obama is in Jamaica, where the U.S. is trying to gain influence in the region by using a powerful tool — energy.

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3 Times Rand Paul Got 'Testy' This Week

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03pm

Days into his campaign, Paul is pouncing on the mainstream media and Democrats, though he insists his short temper is "pretty equal opportunity."

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Parents Protest Calif. Proposal To Do Away With Vaccination Exemptions

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A bill to require more children get vaccinated is moving forward in the Calif. legislature. But even in the state that saw a large measles outbreak this year, its passage is going to be difficult.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03am

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:31am

Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.

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More Body Cameras Are On The Way For North Charleston Police

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:01pm

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-S.C., discusses the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, S.C.

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Tom Cotton: Military Action Against Iran Would Only Take 'Several Days'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:40pm

The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.

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4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton's Up To

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:45am

Despite controversies with the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton is aiming to keep it going even if his wife, Hillary, becomes president.

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Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:03am

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.

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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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Chicago Voters Keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Office

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.

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States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:48am

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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Black Representation On Ferguson City Council Increases From 1 To 3

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:38am

Two African-Americans won seats on the six-seat panel on Tuesday. The St. Louis suburb has been in the national spotlight since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man.

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Chicago Mayor Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:41pm

Rahm Emanuel has won a second term, fending off Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:55pm

As President Obama unveiled a framework of a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Congress was out of town. Next week, they're back and could prevent sanctions from being lifted.

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Rand Paul Hopes To Court Young, Libertarian Vote In Presidential Bid

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Domenico Montanaro about where Rand Paul fits in the Republican field of contenders for president in 2016 and the issues that bolster his appeal to young people.

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Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:21pm

British voters will go to the polls in one month in an election that may determine the future of the British welfare state. Prime Minister David Cameron will face Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

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Rand Paul Vows To 'Take Our Country Back' In Presidential Candidacy Speech

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:21pm

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced his candidacy for president Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. In a speech to supporters, Sen. Paul vowed to "take our country back."

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Hillary Whiskey Glasses? The Campaign Shops Are Open

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 1:21pm

From Rand Paul's "NSA spy cam blockers" to the RNC's George H.W. Bush socks, political swag is already getting creative ahead of the 2016 race.

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