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Transcript: Ali Larijani's Full NPR Interview On Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews the speaker of Iran's Parliament on the nuclear deal, which is under review by lawmakers in the U.S. and Iran.

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Mass Deportation May Sound Unlikely, But It's Happened Before

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 3:35am

During the Great Depression, up to two million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were expelled from the U.S. Research suggests that more than half were U.S.-born citizens.

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Mass Deportations Fuel Tension Along Venezuela-Colombia Border

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

The deportation of thousands of Colombians from Venezuela and the sealing of the border is provoking chaos. Throngs of deportees are crowding into shelters, families have been separated, and the normally bustling frontier outpost of Villa del Rosario is a ghost town.

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British Prime Minister Says U.K. Will Accept 20,000 Syrian Refugees By 2020

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR takes a look at the Europe-wide response to the migrant crisis. British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday the U.K. will accept 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years.

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Peaceful Demonstrations In Baghdad Provide Hope For Reform

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

After decades of violence and corruption in Baghdad, protesters have put their faith in peaceful demonstration to bring change.

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As Civil War Rages On, 'Life In Syria Has Crumbled'

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, about how highly educated Syrians are leaving their country.

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Report Questions Mexico's Account Of 2014 Student Killings

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson Center about a new report that contradicts the Mexican government's official narrative on how 43 students were killed last year.

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Obama Signs Order To Extend Contractors' Paid Sick Leave

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

President Obama signed an executive order Monday giving up to seven paid sick days a year to employees of federal contractors. The White House says this could benefit around 300,000 workers.

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Presidential Candidates Campaign In New Hampshire, Iowa On Labor Day

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:32pm

Politics mixed with picnics and parades Monday as the candidates fanned out for an end of summer blitz of campaigning. Many discussed jobs — an issue that tops just about every voter's list.

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Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Provide Paid Sick Leave

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 1:55pm

"This will give about 300,000 working Americans access to paid sick leave for the first time," President Obama said after signing an executive order.

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Politics In The News: What Are The Biggest Takeaways So Far?

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 4:18am

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday because as soon as it's over, the political season will be kicked up a notch.

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Despite Better U.S.-Cuba Relations, Guantanamo Set To Stay In U.S. Hands

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 3:38am

The U.S. has controlled the naval base for more than a century and sends Cuba annual rent check of just over $4,000. And each year since the Castros took over, the Cubans refuse to cash it.

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Harvard Law Professor Crowdfunds $1 Million, Launches Presidential Bid

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 4:49pm

Lawrence Lessig is running on a singular platform. If elected, he vows to expand voting access, ban gerrymandering and institute campaign finance reform — then resign.

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It's Been A Bad Summer For The Political Establishment

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 9:26am

The biggest conventional names in American politics — Clinton and Bush — have stumbled this summer as Americans look to channel their frustrations through unconventional outsiders.

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The Week In Politics: Candidates Shift Their Strategies

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 6:46am

Donald Trump struggled through a foreign policy interview wast week, and Hillary Clinton apologized for her private email server. NPR's Linda Wertheimer discusses politics with correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

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Can Jeb Bush Get Out From Behind His Family's Legacy?

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 4:46am

The former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate says he's his own man, but his brother George W. Bush will pitch in at a campaign fundraiser this week.

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20 Years After Historic Speech, Hillary Clinton Makes Appeal To Female Voters

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 4:36pm

Speaking in New Hampshire, Clinton tied the themes of her 1995 speech to her 2016 campaign.

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Fire At Washington State Planned Parenthood Clinic Deemed Arson

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:50pm

The blaze broke out at about 3:30 a.m. on Friday at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, which had been targeted by anti-abortion protesters last month.

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Supporters Of Jailed Kentucky Clerk To Hold Prayer Rally

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 9:51am

Kim Davis was put behind bars earlier this week for refusing to comply with a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Congress Faces A Crazy-Busy September

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 8:09am

When Congress returns from summer recess Tuesday, it will tackle the Iran nuclear deal, but that won't be its only big issue. NPR's Scott Simon gets the details from correspondent Scott Horsley.

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