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Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:05am

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court justices say U.S. states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Vow To Continue Fight Against Obamacare

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. When it comes to Republican presidential candidates, they say the political fight over Obamacare isn't going anywhere.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Telecast After Trump's Immigration Comments

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

The network is protesting Donald Trump's recent negative comments about Mexican immigrants to the U.S. Trump is a part-owner of the Miss USA pageant, and a recent 2016 GOP presidential candidate.

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Flag Controversy Puts S.C. Lawmakers At Odds With Many Constituents

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:04am

The murder of State Senator Clementa Pinckney and eight others by an avowed white supremacist has led to a new push to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds.

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Calif. Bill To Require More Children To Be Vaccinated Clears Major Hurdle

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:02am

The state Assembly has passed a bill that would make it much harder for people to opt out of vaccinating children. It faces one more vote in the Senate before the measure goes to the governor's desk.

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Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:12pm

Univision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were "rapists," among other things.

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Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:58pm

Thursday's court ruling upheld subsidies nationwide under the Affordable Care Act. And unlike the court's previous Obamacare ruling, the majority was unified and the tone was broad.

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Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From Capitol

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:02pm

The measure, proposed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, would authorize the removal of that state's flag on the House side of the Capitol complex.

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Obamacare Ruling Moves Debate To Presidential Race, Rep. Tom Price Says

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:18pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Tom Price, who has led efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act. Price, a doctor, has introduced alternatives that he says would cover more people.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.

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Conservative Kansas Legislature Turns Heads With Huge Tax Hike

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Kansas voters who put conservatives in charge are shaking their heads in disbelief. Lawmakers recently passed one of the largest tax hikes in state history rather than cutting spending.

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Veterans Affairs Urges Congress For Help In Closing Budget Gap

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

The VA has seen an increase in demand for health care services all while facing a $2.6 billion budget shortfall. Officials told members of Congress Thursday it needs help in closing the budget gap.

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Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies In Affordable Care Act

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

President Obama's signature health care law survived another challenge in the Supreme Court Thursday. NPR reports on the practical and political consequences, as Obama's agenda twists and turns its way forward.

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Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:09pm

WNYC's Matt Katz reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting in the presidential race Tuesday. He would be the 14th Republican to launch a bid for the White House.

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Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:26pm

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:10pm

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.

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Obama: Affordable Care Act 'Here To Stay'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:47am

The president said that after setbacks and successes, health care in America has been affirmed as "not a privilege for few, but a right for all."

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'Judicial Tyranny' To 'A Great Day,' Candidates React To Health Care Ruling

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:47am

"This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head," said Sen. Rand Paul after the Supreme Court upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

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Dixie's Long Journey From Democratic Stronghold To Republican Redoubt

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:03am

Many a great-granddaddy buried in rebel gray has been rolling over in his grave for some years now.

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Business Groups Win After Senate Passes Fast-Tract Trade Bill

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade.

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