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Donald Trump Shows No Signs Of Backing Down After McCain Comments

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:54pm

Trump delivered a bombastic speech to an enthusiastic crowd in South Carolina Tuesday in his first campaign appearance since criticizing Sen. John McCain's war record.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich Launches Presidential Campaign

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:54pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich became the 16th Republican candidate to enter the presidential race on Tuesday. He immediately headed to the early primary state of New Hampshire for campaign events.

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Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill To Protect Connected Cars From Hackers

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:49pm

Connected cars can be vulnerable to hackers. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal about legislation he has introduced to protect drivers.

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The Best Insults Of Donald Trump's Latest Campaign Speech

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:03pm

Trump's kickoff speech in South Carolina was chock full of vitriol, with the added bonus of giving out the phone number of a sitting U.S. senator.

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Rumors Of The Donald's Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated (Or At Least Premature)

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:42am

Donald Trump surely broke the rules this past weekend. But he never agreed to play by any other than his own. And this has already proven appealing, even compelling, to millions of Americans.

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5 Things You Should Know About John Kasich

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 7:41am

Despite leading one of the most critical swing states in a general election, the Ohio governor faces long odds at winning the GOP presidential nomination.

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From Hollywood To Des Moines, In Search Of Political Action

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:06am

Brent Roske is a Hollywood writer-producer-director who's come to Des Moines, Iowa, where he's started a television show that's rapidly become a destination for presidential candidates.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich Gets Ready To Join The Republican Race

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:06am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to join the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates with a speech Tuesday morning in Columbus, Ohio.

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Trump Could Bump GOP Veterans Off Debate Stage

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:03am

The billionaire businessman is under fire for remarks about prisoners of war. But his inclusion in GOP debates could mean Republicans' only two military veteran candidates don't make it on stage.

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Transcript: Secretary of State John Kerry On Cuba, Nuclear Deal With Iran

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:41pm

In an interview Kerry says that he was prepared to — and did — walk away from nuclear negotiations with Iran, but that Congress rejecting the eventual agreement would cost the U.S. all credibility.

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John Kerry: 'We Were So Eager' To Reopen Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:59pm

In this interview excerpt, NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with the secretary of state about why opening relations with Cuba was important. The full interview will run Tuesday on Morning Edition.

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British Prime Minister Announces Program To Defeat Islamist Extremism

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Peter Neumann of Kings College London about United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron's remarks on defeating Islamist extremism.

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Donald Trump's Remarks On John McCain Question Meaning Of 'War Hero'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Greenberg, a professor of history at Rutgers University and a writer for Politico, about how Donald Trump took issue with calling John McCain a "war hero."

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Nigerian President Begins Mission To Wipe Out Corruption

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is on his first U.S. visit since taking office in May. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with conflict resolution analyst Aminu Gamawa about what this means for Nigerians.

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Diplomatic Relations Restored As U.S. Embassy Reopens In Havana

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Cubans came to the U.S. Interests Section in Havana on Monday to witness the moment it transformed to an embassy, in a move that restored full diplomatic ties between the two countries.

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Jeb Bush Promises To 'Challenge The Whole Culture' Of Washington

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for limiting new government hires and extending the ban on former members of Congress from lobbying their colleagues in a speech at Florida State University on Monday. He also said members of Congress who miss votes should have their pay docked.

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Greeks Still Face Transaction Limits After Banks Reopen

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

In Greece, banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, allowing customers to make deposits. But people still face severe withdrawal limits in an effort to keep money inside the country.

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Ash Carter Visits Israel To Ease Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

With U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visiting their country, Israelis are grappling with how to respond to the nuclear deal with Iran. And it's not all about opposing the agreement.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Makes First U.S. Visit

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

President Obama met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday. The two leaders discussed security, Nigeria's economy and battling corruption in its government.

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Cuban Embassy Reopens In Washington, D.C., After More Than 50 Years

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C., became a full-fledged embassy on Monday, marking a major turning point in diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S.

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