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Graham And Haley Set To Join Those Calling For Flag's Removal In S.C.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:37pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is expected to call for the Confederate battle flag to be removed from a prominent place on the State House grounds.

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Released From Prison, Nuclear Protest Nun Now Likely To Stay Free

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 1:34pm

The Justice Department said it will not seek a rehearing after Sister Megan Rice's sabotage conviction was thrown out last month.

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Confederate Flag Controversy Raised Again After S.C. Church Shooting

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

The place that the confederate flag should occupy has long divided the country. Many want the flag to be removed. But some leading Republicans have defended the right of South Carolina to display it.

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Rethinking The Presidential Debate

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 6:55am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Democratic and Republican communications strategists Anita Dunn and Beth Myers about proposals to change the way we organize presidential debates.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:34am

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, shares his thoughts on the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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For Ted Cruz, The Hard Part Comes Next

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:03am

Despite rousing speeches to faith gatherings, the Texas senator hasn't shown yet that he can marry that energy with the hand-to-hand campaigning needed to win voters in Iowa and South Carolina.

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Courted By Candidates, Faith Voters Say They Want To Hear More

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 4:03am

Attendees of the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference say they want to hear the candidates talk about higher education, defense and gun rights.

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Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 4:03am

Sanders grew up a city kid, dreaming of a life in the Green Mountain State. Now, a friend says, "I think he needs his fix of Vermont."

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Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:29pm

A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.

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Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:46pm

The shooting at a historically black church in Charleston briefly put a pause on the campaign. But eventually politics crept back in, and both sides, as usual, took different lessons from the tragedy.

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Week In Politics: Charleston, S.C., Shooting, Papal Encyclical

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, and pending decisions from the Supreme Court.

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European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

It's crunch time again in the eurozone debt negotiations. Greece probably won't be able to pay back a bailout loan by the end of the month, as the country refuses to reform its pension system.

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NAACP Urges S.C. To Remove Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

The NAACP issued the demand in the wake of the mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. The shooting reignites an old debate over the flag's prominence in the South.

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'Juneteenth' Marks Day Slaves In Texas Were Told They Were Free

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

After the Emancipation Proclamation, some slave owners kept the news from their slaves. In a 1941 recording, a former slave recalls June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas were told they were free.

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Settlement Reached To Overhaul Mississippi Juvenile Courts

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:27am

The Justice Department deal follows a scathing report that uncovered systemic violations of due process rights of young people.

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Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Pope Francis made headlines around the world with his encyclical calling for action on climate change. In the U.S., that's put Republican presidential candidates on the defensive.

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Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was devoted to public service. He was a state senator and champion of civil rights. Those who knew him say he was a natural leader, whether in politics or in the church.

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Charleston, S.C., Mayor Says Shooting Is 'Impossible To Digest'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:10pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Charleston Mayor Joe Riley about the shootings at a historic black church on Wednesday. He says it is the saddest day in his 40 years as mayor.

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60 Million People Displaced By World Conflicts, U.N. Refugee Agency Says

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

The United Nation's refugee agency says there is a record number of people uprooted by war, conflict and persecution: nearly 60 million.

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Obama On Charleston Shooting: I've Made This Kind Of Speech 'Too Many Times'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

President Obama reacted Thursday to Wednesday night's mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. He said that he's had to make this kind of statement "too many times" during his presidency.

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