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5 Things You Should Know About Sen. Rand Paul

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 8:03am

The 52-year-old ophthalmologist has founded an eye clinic for low-income patients and once stood on the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours. Here's what else you might not know or remember.

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Sen. Rand Paul Poised To Announce 2016 Presidential Run

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:32am

The Republican senator from Kentucky looks to get a jump on what is likely to be a crowded GOP field in 2016. Polls show him in a three-way tie for third place for his party's nomination.

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Rand Paul, Can A Libertarian Win The Republican Primary?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:03am

As Rand Paul embarks on a presidential campaign, he doesn't fit into the mold of either party neatly. Especially on foreign policy, the Kentucky senator faces a challenge.

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Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Chicago voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide if Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get another term in office. He faces Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy " Garcia in a closely watched runoff.

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Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.

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In NPR Interview, Obama Answers Critics Of Iran Nuclear Framework

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Critics of an agreement on Iran's nuclear plan say it would make the world a more dangerous place. President Obama sat down with Steve Inskeep to lay out his argument against those skeptics.

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Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:11am

The president tells NPR's Steve Inskeep the U.S. and other countries have have a solid plan to keep Iran's nuclear program under control.

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Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview On Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on the framework recently agreed to by Iran, which will see the nation reduce its nuclear capacity in exchange for the lifting of some international sanctions.

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Obama To Scott Walker: 'Bone Up On Foreign Policy'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:03am

The president weighed in on the 2016 presidential race in an interview with NPR, taking aim at GOP upstart Scott Walker for saying he would revoke any Iran deal on Day 1 of his presidency.

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Framework Deal Raises Questions About Inspection Of Iranian Nuclear Sites

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 4:14pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews David Albright, a former nuclear inspector and founder of the Institute for Science and International Security.

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In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:36pm

After months of turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., the city's residents are taking to the polls. Three council seats are up for election.

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Report: Jeb Bush Self-Identified As Hispanic On Voter Application In '09

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 8:41am

A spokeswoman for the former Florida governor and presumptive GOP presidential candidate could not explain the characterization to the newspaper.

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Next Stage For Iran Nuclear Talks Faces Multiple Challenges

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

As much effort as it's taken to get Iran to agree to limit its nuclear ambitions, it will be a monumental sell for the administration to get Congress and key Mideast allies to go along with the deal.

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Netanyahu: 'I'm Not Trying To Kill Any Deal' With Iran

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 1:55pm

The Israeli leader, who appeared on CNN and NBC, urged the U.S. and Western powers to seek a better agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear program.

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Hard Hats And Loud Vests On The Prime Minister's Campaign Bus

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 6:34am

Correspondent Jonny Dymond is the BBC's man on the David Cameron election bus. He filed an essay with three weeks to go before the UK's national election.

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Tom Cotton Eats Birthday Cake Almost Every Day

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 3:53pm

The freshman senator from Arkansas, who wrote the letter to Iran and rallied 46 other Republicans to object to a nuclear deal, revealed his guilty pleasure: eating birthday cake nearly every day.

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Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal Announcement, 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Iran nuclear deal announcement, the latest around the religious freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas, and N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez's corruption charges.

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Michelle Obama's 'Evolution Of Mom Dancing' Is Back With Part 2

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:47pm

On The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and first lady Michelle Obama dug out their cardigans to dance the "This Ol' Thing? I Got It At Talbots."

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This Guy Is Running For President, And So Are More Than 200 Others

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:45pm

Most of the official candidates for president so far are unknown to the typical voter. Turns out, it's not hard to do.

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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:01pm

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.

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