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Riots In India As Young Activist Slams Quotas That Help Poor Castes

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:33pm

At 22, Hardik Patel is challenging the system of reserving jobs and college slots for socially and economically challenged castes. He's drawing crowds of 500,000 — and tensions are rising.

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 2:32pm

Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.

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Are Some Of Trump's New York City Buildings A Mirage?

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 1:55pm

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them and never has.

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Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:48pm

A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn't seem convinced.

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Obama's Climate Change Words And Actions Don't Match, Alaskans Say

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

President Obama is visiting Alaska this week to highlight his push to fight global warming. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

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The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latinos

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:03am

The GOP's post-mortem in the wake of the 2012 election suggested the party needed to appeal to Latinos. But, the current immigration conversation sparked by Donald Trump could threaten that goal.

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Donald Trump, Loyalty Pledges And The State Of The Race In 2016

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 4:09pm

NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Arun Rath to recap the latest developments with the 2016 presidential hopefuls.

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Obama Gets One More Vote Closer To 'Yes' On Iran Deal

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 2:37pm

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval.

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As Democrats Grow Nervous, Clinton Tries To Appeal To Party Leaders

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 2:14pm

Hillary Clinton tried to rally important Democratic delegates to her side at the party's summer meeting in Minneapolis. But, as she looks increasingly vulnerable, rivals are pressing their own cases.

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Obama Plays Defense On Climate Change Ahead Of Alaska Trip

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:22pm

President Obama pushed back against what some see as the irony of him expanding oil exploration while talking up climate change.

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Sanders Gaining On Clinton. '2008 All Over Again'?

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:30am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the energy, the enthusiasm and now showing strength in the poll numbers as the Democratic nomination contest looks more and more like a race every day.

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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:45pm

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:42pm

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.

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What Sanders Lacks In Media Coverage He Makes Up For In Crowd Size

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in New Hampshire's Democratic primary race, but Hillary Clinton is still up in the national polls. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

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Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 4:14am

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

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On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:01pm

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.

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Week In Politics: Biden's Possible Run And Bush's Handling Of Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:01pm

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden running for president, as well as former President George W. Bush's visit to New Orleans to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Clinton Takes The Stage At Democratic Summit, Trying To Quell Concerns

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:01pm

As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.

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After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:58pm

Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.

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