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President Obama's Globe Trotting, By The Numbers

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:25pm

Which countries has President Obama visited most during his presidency? France and Mexico. His current visit to France is his fifth as president.

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What Happened To Unemployment Benefits?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:13pm

Five months have passed since the expiration of the emergency unemployment benefits program for the long-term unemployed. Amid congressional delays, it's unclear whether those benefits ever will be extended.

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Week In Politics: Bowe Bergdahl

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:13pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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NBA Finals: Did The Heat Take Down Miami?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:56am

A faulty air conditioning system spiked temperatures during the first game of the NBA finals, and the San Antonio Spurs took the win. The Barbershop guys talk sports, politics and pop culture.

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World Cup Makes Brazilians Crazy, But Soccer's Not To Blame

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:55am

While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.

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Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:55am

A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.

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Outside Groups To Spend Even More Ahead Of Miss. GOP Senate Runoff

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Well-heeled outside groups easily outspent Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel before the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi. They're going all in on the runoff election later this month.

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Senators Reach Deal To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside VA System

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:08am

Senators have reached a bipartisan agreement to build more clinics for veterans, hire more doctors and to allow the faster dismissals of senior level employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Explaining The Bergdahl Swap Hasn't Been Obama's Finest Hour

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 7:26pm

Some aspects of how Obama and his team told the world about the trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have raised eyebrows, even among congressional allies, prompting questions like: What were they thinking?

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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:46pm

Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.

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Outraged Senators Reach Across Aisle For Deal On VA Wait Times

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:16pm

Senators have unveiled a bipartisan deal to build new medical centers for veterans and allow the quicker dismissal of high-level employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It's a reaction to the scandal that resulted in the departure of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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Senators Reach Framework To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside System

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:54pm

Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain announced the accord, which comes a week after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned in the wake of the scandal over veterans' health care.

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Senate Confirms Burwell To Top Post At Health And Human Services

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:59pm

In a 78-17 bipartisan vote, lawmakers approved Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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'Guns Kept People Alive' During The Civil Rights Movement

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:49am

In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, former activist Charles Cobb Jr. says weapons were a key part of the civil rights movement.

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When LeBron James Speaks, Do People Stop And Listen?

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:44am

NBA star player LeBron James and his Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in the finals today. But The New York Times columnist William Rhoden says James is also gaining influence off the court.

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Values Collide In Texas Over 'Open Carry' Protests

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:43am

Texan gun advocates have been visibly bringing guns into stores and restaurants as part of "open carry" protests, but some business owners are unhappy. What does this mean for Texas gun politics?

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'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:46am

The unnerving presence of young men carrying big guns in fast food restaurants and retail stores is causing consternation — even in firearm-friendly Texas.

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The Birds And The Bees... And iPads

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:03am

Three-fourths of parents say the Internet is forcing them to have "the talk" earlier.

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Senate Expected To Approve Sebelius Replacement At HHS

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget.

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Senators Get Background Briefing On Sgt. Bergdahl's Release

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

With criticism mounting on Capitol Hill of a prisoner swap that traded 5 jailed Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, some military, intelligence and diplomatic officials briefed senators.

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