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N.C. Governor Approves Ban On Removing Statues From Public Property

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

North Carolina's governor signed a bill banning the removal of monuments on public property. The bill took on new life after the Charleston, S.C., shootings sparked debate about the Confederate flag.

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FBI Asked To Investigate Possible Classified Information In Clinton Emails

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR has the latest on the referral to the FBI to probe whether classified information was mishandled in relation to the use of a private email server by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Obama Greeted Warmly On First Presidential Trip To Kenya

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:11pm

The visit has a personal resonance for the president, whose father was born there. He is expected to discuss trade and security issues.

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Report: Officials Seek Criminal Inquiry Over Clinton's Use Of Private Email

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 5:57am

The New York Times reports that two inspectors general want the Justice Department to investigate whether classified information was mishandled.

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Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

Donald Trump visited the border with Mexico and said he would crack down on illegal immigration if elected president. But he was less strident than he has been in other recent remarks.

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Apology Demanded For Mustard Gas Experiment Subjects

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:46pm

Members of Congress have written to the Secretary of Defense asking him to tell black, Puerto Rican and Japanese American soldiers that they were unjustly chosen to be poisoned in experiments in WWII.

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House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:26pm

A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs.

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Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:33pm

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's harsh description of immigrants has galvanized his base of supporters. He says he wants tougher border restrictions.

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Obama Actions Would Likely Protect Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:33pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Marc Rosenblum, the author of a new Migration Policy Institute study that found Obama's executive actions could protect some 87 percent from deportation.

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Nigerian President: U.S. Refusal To Provide Weapons Aides Extremism

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:39pm

Nigeria's president says the United States' refusal to sell his country needed weapons is aiding and abetting Islamist extremists waging a deadly campaign there. President Muhammadu Buhari made his comments as he ended a four-day visit to the U.S. this week.

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As Iran Awaits Sanctions Relief, U.S. Raises Concerns About Lost Leverage

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:39pm

Once inspectors determine that Iran is abiding by a nuclear deal, United Nations and European Union sanctions will be lifted. But some Iranians will remain on U.S. sanctions lists.

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Obama Administration Officials Defend Iran Nuclear Deal Before Senate

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:39pm

Secretaries Kerry, Munoz and Lew defend the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill Thursday before a panel that includes several skeptical lawmakers, including two Republican presidential candidates.

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Obama's First Trip To Kenya As President Is Less About His Roots This Time

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:53pm

President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.

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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:38pm

Disabled Americans are twice as likely to be poor as those without disabilities. They continue to face many financial and physical barriers, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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How Democratic-Leaning Detroit Helped Shape Ben Carson's Conservative Views

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:48pm

Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community, but a look at where Carson grew up reveals a young man determined to carve his own path.

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Surprise: America's Roads Are Improving

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:40pm

A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.

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How Much Is Donald Trump Worth? We Still Don't Know.

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:30pm

The GOP presidential candidate's 92-page financial disclosure still doesn't answer the most burning question — exactly how much is the boisterous billionaire businessman worth?

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Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:33am

Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:03am

A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.

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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:02am

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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