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Afghan Forces Struggle To Retake Kunduz From Taliban

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:25pm

The Taliban overran the Afghan city of Kunduz earlier this week. This comes just a few months after a new leader took over the Taliban and a year after President Ashraf Ghani took power of the Afghan government.

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Russia Launches Airstrikes Against Bashar Al-Assad Enemies In Syria

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:25pm

Russia warplanes have begun bombing targets in Syria, according to U.S. officials. They say they were briefed by Moscow about the raids, which came hours after the Russian parliament authorized President Vladimir Putin to use Russian forces abroad.

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Russian Warplanes Strike Several Targets In Syria

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:25pm

Russia carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria Wednesday, giving short notice to the U.S. that it also has planes in the air nearby and is calling out for more coordination.

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A Warning To Both Parties On Planned Parenthood And Abortion

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:35pm

Republicans are pushing to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding. But the organization's popularity has held steady, highlighting a risk for the GOP. But there's danger for Democrats, too.

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Hear How Energy Policy Helps Bush Put The ! In Jeb!

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:43pm

With a "praise Jesus" and "preach!" presidential candidate Jeb Bush brought his energy level way up Tuesday, after criticism that he's been flat.

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Senate Passes Bill To Fund Government Through December

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:37am

The bill does not strip funding from Planned Parenthood, a condition that some House Republicans had insisted on. The action now moves to the House.

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House To Vote On New Speaker Next Week

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:25am

Outgoing Speaker John Boehner said a "large majority of our members have made clear they want these elections held next week."

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Hillary Clinton's 2 Audiences On Her Emails: Voters And Investigators

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:06am

As yet another batch of the Democratic presidential candidate's emails from her time as secretary of state are set to be released, she's walking a fine legal line in how she talks about them.

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The Republican Businessman Who Wants The GOP To Address Climate Change

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:02am

One wealthy Republican businessman is pushing for the GOP to change its messaging — and get on board with addressing climate action.

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Twitter Has A 136-Page Handbook For Politicians. It's Hilarious

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 6:03am

Page 25 of "The Twitter Government And Elections Handbook" begins, "What Is Twitter?"

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Many Guesses, But No Answers On Joe Biden's Plans

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:09am

Politicians and the press are trying to read the tea leaves on Joe Biden's future. But right now, only the vice president knows what his tea cup holds.

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On Email Controversy, Clinton's Audience Is Voters And Investigators

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:09am

Hillary Clinton is still facing questions about her private email server. Her carefully worded responses are in part designed to provide legal cover.

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Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Overhaul Proposal Expected As Soon As Thursday

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:22pm

A group of Democratic and Republican senators are finalizing a bill that would make major changes to the justice system. It has the support of some surprise backers like Koch Industries and the ACLU.

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Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers' Computer Code

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:14pm

Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our cars. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.

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Planned Parenthood Undergoes Congressional Scrutiny Over Sting Videos

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:45pm

House Republicans questioned the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, on whether the women's health group needs federal funding.

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6 Clips Of Audio You Should Hear From The Planned Parenthood Hearing

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:48pm

The congressional hearing was oftentimes contentious with the head of Planned Parenthood defending her organization and explaining that it does not receive federal money for most abortions.

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What Edward Snowden On Twitter Could Mean For The Presidential Race

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:32pm

The former NSA contractor was up to more than 600,000 followers hours after joining Twitter. His presence on the social-media platform could mean domestic surveillance makes a campaign comeback.

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Despite Calls For Defunding, Support For Planned Parenthood Holds Steady

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:01pm

Planned Parenthood recently has become a flashpoint in the 2016 presidential campaign, especially among GOP candidates. But public opinion about the organization isn't changing much.

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The Big-Money Effort To Turn The GOP Greener

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:00pm

Republican entrepreneur Jay Faison tells NPR's Robert Siegel why his foundation, ClearPath, brought together GOP pollsters to help find a way to get Americans to take climate change seriously.

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Trump Tax Plan Would Slash Rates For Businesses And Individuals

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:04am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveils a tax plan that would drop the maximum rate from nearly 40 percent to 25 percent. Businesses would also get much lower rates.

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