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Biden Talks Education; Miami Audience Listens For Clues To Presidential Bid

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

Vice President Joe Biden is mulling a run for the White House. He made an education speech in Miami on Wednesday, but made no mention of politics or his deliberations.

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Instagram: The New Political War Room?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:00am

The Donald Trump-Jeb Bush feud has spilled over into Instagram, which was one of the tamer social-media outlets. Not anymore.

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Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:41pm

Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.

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Akron, Ohio, To Hold Fall Election After Long-Serving Mayor Resigns

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

Akron, Ohio, had one of the longest serving mayors in the country. Now it's working on selecting its fourth mayor in less than a year after the long-time mayor abruptly resigned.

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U.N. Presents Bleak Outlook In Latest Report On Gaza

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

A United Nations report says if things continue as they are now, Gaza won't be "habitable" by 2020. Water shortages are a major problem, among other things.

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Obama Clinches 34th Vote To Secure Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry also boosted the deal in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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Most Migrants Hope To Settle In Germany After Long Journey To Europe

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have struggled to reach Europe after fleeing war, oppression and poverty. The vast majority have one destination in mind: Germany.

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Biden Fuels Speculation Of Presidential Run With College Affordability Speech

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Miami on Wednesday to talk about college affordability fueling speculation that he will launch a bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

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Where's The Outrage? #AllLivesMatter And The Zachary Hammond Case

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

Teenager Zachary Hammond was killed by South Carolina police this summer under questionable circumstances. His family says they're struggling to get attention from the media because they're white.

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Trump: Jeb Bush Should Be 'Speaking English'

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:32pm

In a newly published interview, Donald Trump reportedly said Bush should "set the example."

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Is Marco Rubio The Candidate Republicans Date But Don't Marry?

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:59pm

Polls suggest GOP primary voters really like Rubio, but when it comes to casting a vote they seem less sure. Time might tell whether he can turn his paper appeal into real appeal.

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Spreading The Word: Obamacare Is For Native Americans, Too

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:37pm

Many Native Americans rely entirely on free care from the financially strapped Indian Health Service. Advocates say signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can broaden their choices.

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Hillary Clinton's Fight For Gefilte Fish

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:53pm

Among the thousands Hillary Clinton's emails released this week, there was a particularly fishy one.

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Sen. Mikulski's Vote Clears The Way For Obama's Deal With Iran

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:15am

With the approval of Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, announced Wednesday, President Obama has secured enough support in Congress to sustain his nuclear deal with Iran.

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U.S. Attorney General: 'This Violence Against All Of Us' Must End

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:11am

Loretta Lynch condemned the shootings of law enforcement officers in Texas and Illinois, as well as other acts of violence in recent months.

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Sen. Mikulski's Support Ensures Iran Deal Will Withstand GOP Challenge

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:57am

The Maryland Democrat became the crucial 34th vote needed to sustain President Obama's expected veto should Congress pass a measure to block the agreement.

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Political Wills Battle Contributes To Budget Impasse In Illinois

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:20am

Illinois is entering its fourth month without a budget. While there's a fight over ideology, it has also become a battle of wills — pitting the Republican governor against the state House speaker.

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Minority Rules: Capitol Hill Vote Tactics Displayed In Iran Deal

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:03am

When Congress votes on the deal this month, it will be considered under rules that favor the president, even if his opponents gain a majority.

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CNN Just Found A Way To Get Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:38pm

Fiorina has been fighting CNN's debate criteria for weeks. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main debate.

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'Hungarian Public Opinion Is In Shock' Regarding Migrant Crisis

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:52pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to György Schöpflin, member of the European Parliament for Hungary, about the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the crowds of migrants denied access to trains in Budapest.

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