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Supreme Court To Take Up Debate Over Abortion Restrictions

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 5:27pm

The court will test the constitutionality of a sweeping Texas abortion law that, if upheld, would allow the kind of major abortion restrictions not permitted in more than 40 years.

'I Started Over': Checking In On Salvadoran Migrants In The U.S.

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:35pm

In July 2014, NPR's Kelly McEvers spoke with Rosy, a Salvadoran immigrant who arrived in Los Angeles with her two children and is seeking asylum in the U.S. NPR checks back in on Rosy and her family.

Secretary Of State Kerry Finds Inspiration In Tunisia Ahead Of Syria Talks

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:18pm

Before his latest round of talks in Vienna on the war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry makes a stop in Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began.

Week In Politics: Latest Republican Presidential Debate

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:18pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson, Washington editor of the National Review, about the latest presidential primary debates.

GOP Presidential Candidates Speak At Sunshine Summit In Florida

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:18pm

The Republican presidential candidates are all making their pitches at the Sunshine Summit in Florida on Friday. NPR explores what is on most of voters minds and what they make of the candidates so far.

#NPRreads: Ben Carson's Memory And A 14-Year-Old Rock-Climbing Phenom

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:56pm

Also this week: a conversation between U.S. and Chinese sailors about pizza and wings (among other everyday topics).

Avoiding A Lawsuit, Alabama Agrees To Comply With Voting Law

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:39pm

The Justice Department found widespread noncompliance with a law requiring states to let people register to vote or update registration information when applying for or renewing a driver's license.

How Black Students At Mizzou Are Coping With This Week's Threats

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:19pm

Since online threats targeting black students were posted online earlier this week, black students have found ways to support each other.

Meet Matt Bevin, The Political Outsider Who Is Now Kentucky's Governor

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:56am

In a year full of political outsiders, Republican Bevin is the first to make it into office. A businessman who had never held office, he has shocked the state's political establishment.

Trump's Tirade: Comparing Carson To A Child Molester, 'Stupid' Iowans And More

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:50am

The real estate magnate was exasperated and unfiltered during at 95-minute speech in Iowa on Thursday evening, going hard against his main GOP rival and others.

Clinton Has 45-To-1 'Superdelegate' Advantage Over Sanders

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 6:05am

Underscoring her level of support among the Democratic establishment, Hillary Clinton has a far bigger lead with Democratic elected officials than in 2007, the last time she ran.

Reviewing GOP Presidential Candidates' Stand On Immigration

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

A big issue that came up in this week's debate was immigration. It exposed a divide between the candidates. We check many of the presidential candidates positions to see if they've changed.

Young Black Voters Point To Lack Of Race Discussions In Democratic Debates

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

They voted in record numbers for President Obama in 2008, but now they're lukewarm about any Democratic presidential candidate — saying nobody adequately addresses their big priority: racial justice.

Massive Pacific Trade Agreement Ignores One Huge Tariff: Currency Manipulation

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has been hashed out line-by-line. All 6,000 pages of it. It will set the rules for roughly one-third of world trade. It has precise requirements for tariffs, quotas and subsidies for all manner of goods. But there's one huge secret tariff that isn't included: currency manipulation.

Israel Criticizes New EU Guidelines On Labeling Products From Settlements

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

Israeli officials are objecting to new European Union guidelines to require that labels of origin on goods sold in Europe from occupied territories be labeled that way — not as made in Israel.

HUD Proposes Nationwide Smoking Ban In Public Housing

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

Public housing residents would be banned from smoking, not just in public spaces on the premises, but in their own apartments under a proposal Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal, which is drawing criticism from many residents and being praised by others concerned about second-hand smoke.

Mizzou's Black Students Cope With Fear Spawned By Death Threats

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The University of Missouri's Black Culture Center has become a hub for black students afraid after Tuesday's death threats. Students are also escorting each other to class and coping in other ways.

Tug Of War Over Obama's Clean Power Plan Takes Center Stage In Colorado

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan has divided the states. It requires carbon emission reductions from power plants, and more than two dozen states have sued to stop it. But many others are in favor. This tug of war is playing out in Colorado and could head to the state Supreme Court.

College Protests Raise Questions About Culture Of Political Correctness

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with writer Roxane Gay and New York Magazine political columnist Jonathan Chait about activism and political correctness on today's college campuses.

Indiana Mayor: Police May Be Stepping Back In Some Cities

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 2:57pm

"I know it is happening in some communities," Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said, adding voice to a controversial phenomenon known as the Ferguson effect.

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