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Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:46pm

A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.

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Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:46pm

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the continuing controversy surrounding his state's religious freedom law Tuesday.

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U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:44pm

The White House proposal will be submitted at the next big climate meeting in Paris this December. It marks the beginning of a worldwide plan for countries to combat climate change.

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What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 2:10pm

"This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs," said Jeb Bush. Hillary Clinton tweeted: "Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today."

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Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:15pm

Mixing judges with campaign contributions can lead to conflicts of interest. Fresh Air talks to retired Judge Sue Bell Cobb and the Center for American Progress' Billy Corriher.

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Indianapolis Mayor Calls On Legislature To Repeal Or Ammend Bill

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, a Republican, about the impact of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was recently sighed into law by Governor Mike Pence.

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Nigerians Await Results Of Closely-Contested Election

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:38pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, about the latest on Nigeria's elections.

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Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 3:46pm

Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.

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After Reelection Win, Netanyahu Faces Demands From Right-Wing Base

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 3:46pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been backing off campaign pledges, under threats from the White House. But that has generated a backlash at home from his right-wing political base.

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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:44pm

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:03pm

The darling of the left again denied any interest in running for president in an interview with WBUR's Here & Now. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence on Hillary Clinton.

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Amid Criticism, Indiana's Republicans To Revisit Religious Freedom Law

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:16am

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.

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Hillary's Email Controversy Hasn't Changed Much For 2016

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:03am

Three weeks after Hillary Clinton's widely covered news conference about her use of private emails as secretary of state, polls continue to show her ahead of Republicans in the 2016 presidential race.

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 4:21pm

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

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Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 7:36am

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 6:24am

Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.

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Week In Politics: Sen. Harry Reid's Retirement, Cruz's Appeal To Far-Right

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Harry Reid's retirement announcement and Ted Cruz's appeal to the far-right.

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Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:37pm

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.

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In YouTube Video, Sen. Harry Reid Announces Retirement From Senate

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:37pm

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek a sixth term next year and will retire after three decades in the chamber. He endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer to replace him as Democratic leader.

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How Senate Democrats Will Choose Their Next Leader

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:35pm

Closed-door leadership elections are held on a given day, but really take place over years of interaction and commerce among caucus members. Ideology and issues are not the paramount concern.

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