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Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:51pm

Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.

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S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:44pm

Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.

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'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:20pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Neff about his new book Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.

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U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:30pm

In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.

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S.C. Senate Takes A Strong Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:29pm

The state's Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House. Monday's tally was 37-3; a final vote will be held Tuesday.

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Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:49pm

Hanoi and Washington hope to strengthen economic and defense ties, especially in the wake of Beijing's construction on a disputed reef in the South China Sea.

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Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:34pm

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as an anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.

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Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:47am

The latest session made history on several fronts, and accepted cases for next year that will likely make still more. This year the liberals won a lot — but that doesn't mean they will in the future.

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After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible'

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 9:04pm

Greek voters turned down a bailout offer from European leaders on Sunday. Both before and after the votes were counted, Greeks were divided over how the outcome would affect the country's future.

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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 3:23pm

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 4:46am

Candidates keep getting in trouble for picking theme songs without getting approval from the artist. You can trace this back to changes in both campaigning and the way companies sell products.

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 4:46am

Candidates keep getting in trouble for picking theme songs without getting approval from the artist. You can trace this back to changes in both campaigning and the way companies sell products.

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A Re-Opened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 8:07am

When the U.S. re-opens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

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Decades Of Politics And Partnership In Jimmy Carter's 'Full Life'

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 6:52am

Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, A Full Life, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.

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Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.

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Week In Politics: New GOP Candidates, Donald Trump

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's GOP announcements.

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Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump's appeal to the state's voters.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:20pm

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:03pm

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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