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Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter's Reign Over FIFA

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:33pm

Joseph "Sepp" Blatter remains the front-runner in the race for FIFA president despite allegations of corruption during his 17-year reign as one of the most powerful figures in sports.

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Rick Santorum To Launch Second White House Bid

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:33pm

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is expected to announce another bid for the White House on Wednesday.

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Iowa Group Divorces Itself From Controversial Marriage Pledge

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:25pm

An anti-same-sex-marriage pledge from a social-conservative group included a lot more than that in 2012. Looking to avoid the backlash it created in the last presidential election, the group nixed it.

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How Politics Is Shaping Language: 'Dark Money' Added To Dictionary

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:14pm

Tech drives a lot of language-innovation in the US, but politics plays a pretty big role as well.

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Scott Walker Says Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing'

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:55am

Speaking about his state's law that requires an ultrasound before an abortion, the Wisconsin governor said he meets people all the time who are excited to show him ultrasounds of their grandkids.

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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion At 12 Weeks

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:34am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

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5 Things You Should Know About Rick Santorum

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:03am

The former Pennsylvania senator is getting in the race for president again. Here's a reminder of who he is.

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Santorum Hopes To Catch Lightning In A Bottle A Second Time

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:03am

The former Pennsylvania senator, who won Iowa in 2012, hopes he can do it again. But with a more crowded field, he might find it difficult to stand out.

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Sen. Sanders Launches Longshot Presidential Campaign In Vermont

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his campaign in Burlington. He lags behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, but his supporters say this is the guy who comes from behind and surprises you.

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Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:03am

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

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Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:51pm

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Blockage Of Obama Immigration Actions

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:27pm

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against a request by the Obama Administration to resume applications for temporary deportation relief for an estimated 4.7 million immigrants.

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What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:35pm

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:53pm

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:03am

The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama wants to get done account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would be by far the largest U.S. trade pact.

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With New Look And More Energy, Rick Perry Tries To Move Past 'Oops'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

Do the glasses make the man? Four years ago, then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential run was derailed by one word — oops. He admits now he wasn't healthy then, and he's trying to make up for it.

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Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

Canada says it's the first country with a law that eliminates one regulation for every new measure that's adopted. The One-for-One Rule is designed to ease the burden on businesses.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Measure Preventing Local Fracking Bans

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

Oklahoma's governor is deciding whether to sign a bill that prevents communities from banning fracking and other oil and gas activity. Lawmakers were spooked by a voter-approved fracking ban in Texas.

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Former Texas Gov. Perry Prepares To Announce Presidential Bid

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

Haunted by memories of his debate debacle four years ago, Rick Perry says he's healthier and better prepared this time. Last week, the Republican was in Iowa drumming up support for another campaign.

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