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From DOMA To Marriage Equality: How The Tide Turned For Gay Marriage

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:20pm

For 25 years, attorney Mary Bonauto and activist Evan Wolfson helped shape the gay marriage movement. They discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling, which represented the culmination of their efforts.

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Watch: Confederate's Descendant's Scathing Address In S.C. Flag Debate

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:01am

Republican Rep. Jenny Horne lit up the House with a speech criticizing its slowness to take down the flag, saying, "I am a descendant of Jefferson Davis. OK? But that does not matter."

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Senate Panel Considers Gen. Dunford's Joint Chiefs Nomination

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a confirmation hearing Thursday on the nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "

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Debate In Oklahoma Widens Over 10 Commandment Monument

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

The state's high court has ruled the monument must be removed from the Capitol. The governor said the monument will stay. Lawmakers are threatening to impeach the state's Supreme Court justices.

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Debate In Oklahoma Widens Over 10 Commandments Monument

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

The state's high court has ruled the monument must be removed from the Capitol. The governor said the monument will stay. Lawmakers are threatening to impeach the state's Supreme Court justices.

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S.C. House Approves Removing Confederate Flag

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:52am

The South Carolina House approved a bill early Thursday morning taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860.

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FBI Director Brings Silicon Valley Encryption Fight To Capitol Hill

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:39pm

FBI Director James Comey went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to make a case for Silicon Valley companies to continue to let law enforcement monitor communications over encrypted devices.

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Guatemalan Ex-Dictator Rios Montt Found Mentally Unfit For Genocide Retrial

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with documentary filmmaker Pamela Yates about Guatemalan ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who was declared mentally unfit for trial Tuesday by Guatemala's forensic authority.

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Lead Prosecutor Brings Ghandi-Like Attitude To Brazil's Corruption Scandal

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:31pm

In Brazil, one of the biggest corruption scandals in its history has an unlikely hero. He is a 35-year-old Harvard educated lawyer who says his inspiration is Gandhi.

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Does It Matter That 95 Percent Of Elected Prosecutors Are White?

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:59pm

"The group of people who are really the managers of the criminal justice system in America are concentrated among one demographic group: white men," said an author of the report.

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Congress Considers Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind Standards

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:30pm

Congress is considering a reauthorization of No Child Left Behind education standards that could have sweeping effects on schools. But there's a fight over testing, state control and Common Core.

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Greece's Tsipras Tells EU Leaders He Wants 'Socially Just' Solution To Crisis

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:30pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appeared before European Parliament on Wednesday to propose what he called a "fair and viable solution" to the country's economic crisis.

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South Carolina House Debates Removing Battle Flag From Capitol Grounds

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:30pm

The South Carolina House took up a measure on Wednesday to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Several representatives have promised dozens of amendments to the bill.

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Russia Vetoes U.N. Proposal To Call Srebrenica 'Genocide'

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:24pm

Twenty years ago, the international community failed to protect Bosnian Muslims in what was supposed to be a United Nations safe zone in Bosnia. Russia blocked a UN Security Council resolution on Wednesday that would have condemned the Srebrenica massacre as an act of genocide.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Gilmore

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:39pm

Ex-Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va., is the 15th Republican to get in the presidential race. He's an Army veteran, speaks German, played the clarinet competitively and loves Pizza Hut and Miller Genuine Draft.

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Playlist: Campaign Songs That Made Musicians Mad

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 1:28pm

As it turns out, the songs that run politicians right into copyright issues make for a pretty rockin' playlist.

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Sanders Among The Least Wealthy Presidential Candidates

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:42am

But his congressional salary puts him in the top five percent of income earners.

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S.C. House Takes Up Confederate Flag Issue Wednesday

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:47am

The idea of removing the Confederate battle flag from a prominent place in front of South Carolina's State House gets a crucial test Wednesday.

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For Limberbutt McCubbins, 'The Time Is Meow' To Run For President

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:09am

McCubbins' human, Emilee, says she's "hoping that he'll be able to pull through the primaries, but it doesn't seem like he's getting as much press as some of the other candidates."

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Clinton Is 'Worried' About Bernie Sanders — But Should She Be?

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:06am

Democrats say the front-runner is wise to not take the insurgent Vermont senator for granted, given her loss in 2008. But the signs aren't there yet that he poses a serious threat down the line.

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