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How Congress Is Reacting To The Iran Framework

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:16pm

President Obama says he welcomes a "robust debate" on the Iran framework from Congress and the American people. He's already getting one.

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The Menendez Paradox

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:19pm

The senator who once testified against a corrupt mayor is facing his own federal corruption charges.

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Could Chris Christie Appoint Himself To The U.S. Senate? Yes, He Can

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:58am

The indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., could lead to Chris Christie, R-N.J., appointing a replacement. With Christie's presidential prospects, he might want to consider appointing himself.

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Fact Check: Hillary Clinton, Those Emails And The Law

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:03am

A top Republican senator charged that Hillary Clinton "probably" broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state. But it's not likely to be so clear.

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Southern Baptist Minister: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to the Rev. Tim Overton of Muncie, who is in favor of the measure.

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Baptist Pastor: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to Baptist pastor Tim Overton of Muncie, who's in favor of the measure.

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Menendez 'Outraged' By His Indictment On Corruption Charges

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

The Justice Department indictment alleges that Sen. Robert Menendez abused his office to benefit a Florida eye doctor who was his friend and donor. Menendez has always maintained his innocence.

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What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in 1993, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.

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Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers To Rework Religious Liberty Bill

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community

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Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:12pm

Sen. Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on corruption charges. These are the first criminal charges brought against a sitting U.S. Senator in seven years.

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Differs From Other States

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:12pm

Nineteen other states have religious freedom laws, and there's even a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Arkansas Governor Asks Legislators To Revisit 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:12pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told state lawmakers Wednesday they should either amend or recall a bill that's dubbed a "religious freedom" measure.

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California Governor Announces First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:32pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions Wednesday. The move coincides with new figures that show snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is at a historic low.

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Republicans Face Backlash Over Indiana, Arkansas Religious Freedom Laws

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:32pm

The Republican Party is facing backlash over religious freedom laws passed this week in Indiana and Arkansas. The governor of Arkansas asked legislators Wednesday to reconsider its bill.

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Arizona Requires Doctors To Say Abortion Pill Is Reversible

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:32pm

Arizona is requiring doctors to tell women using the "abortion pill" that it can be reversed. NPR takes a look at whether that's true.

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Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:32pm

Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in recent decades.

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Iranian Nuclear Talks Enter Overtime As Debate Continues On Key Issues

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger about differences in the American and Iranian approaches to the talks.

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Justice Department Won't Charge IRS' Lois Lerner With Criminal Contempt

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:25pm

At issue is whether the former IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she made an opening statement proclaiming her innocence over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

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Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:36am

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Weighs State's Religious Freedom Bill

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:30am

Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana law sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.

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