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Dominican Deportations Reach Crisis Levels, Haitian President Says

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:27pm

Haitian President Michel Martelly claims his country has accepted 14,000 people from the Dominican Republic. But the Dominican government claims official deportations won't begin until August.

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Supreme Court Approves Arizona Redistricting Commission

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:27pm

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of independent commissions in the states as an alternative to having state legislatures draw lines for congressional districts.

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Supreme Court Places A Stay On Abortion Law In Texas

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:00pm

If the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, the stay will be lifted and a controversial 2013 law will take effect. The law places new requirements on abortion providers.

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NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:25pm

The media company is ending its relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

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Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:47am

Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature.

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MAP: Lethal Injection By Far The Most Popular Execution Method In U.S.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:45am

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against death row inmates, saying states may continue using midazolam to execute prisoners.

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Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:00am

As a result of the Supreme Court's two landmark decisions last week, Cruz is calling for justices to be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.

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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 1:25pm

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:03am

With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."

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Health Care Law Stands, Marriage Equality Expands: What Now For Republicans?

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:48am

The Supreme Court's recent decisions are forcing Republicans to reconsider their strategy on these issues. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Mara Liasson about how the party is regrouping.

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One-Third Of Congressional Districts Could Be Affected By Supreme Court Ruling

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:03am

A Supreme Court ruling expected Monday could dramatically remake the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.

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How Well Do Hate Crime Laws Really Work?

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 6:03am

Proponents of hate crime laws say tough punishments modify behavior and show society's intolerance of hate. But trying to measure the deterrent effect of hate crime laws is difficult.

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Presidential Aspiration Born From A Modest, And Tragic, Beginning

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 4:03am

"It's not a log cabin like Abe Lincoln, but he grew up in a mobile home, which is South Carolina's equivalent of it," said one of Sen. Lindsey Graham's former classmates.

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In Bid For Stricter Vaccine Rules, Officials Grapple With Decades-Old Distrust

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 4:06pm

California lawmakers have decided to tighten the criteria for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. But some parents resent officials telling them how to care for their children.

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Ground Shifts As Politicians Try To Stake Out Positions On Gay Marriage

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:09am

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, where will the political battle lines be drawn next?

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Grace Lee Boggs, Activist And American Revolutionary, Turns 100

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 6:03am

Boggs, famous for her role in helping shape the labor, civil rights and environmental movements in Detroit, has established a legacy of passionate and philosophical protest.

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New Volley In Trump Vs. Univision Fight

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 6:58pm

The mogul and GOP presidential candidate has barred network employees from his golf course. Univision had dumped the partially-Trump-owned Miss USA Pageant after Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants.

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Supreme Court Rulings, Confederate Flag, Mark Shift In Culture Wars

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:38pm

Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage this week, and the debate over the Confederate flag, mark the apparent end of several battles in the culture war.

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Supreme Court Rulings, Confederate Flag Debate Mark Shift In Culture Wars

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:38pm

Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage this week, and the debate over the Confederate flag, mark the apparent end of several battles in the culture war.

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How Key Republicans Helped Obama To Biggest Week Of His Second Term

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:29pm

President Obama has some key Republicans to thank for their role in moving major issues in his direction — from health care and trade to same-sex marriage and the Confederate flag — was remarkable.

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