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5 Things To Know About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:29am

The Canadian firm that had been pushing for approval to build the project is asking for a time-out in the review process. Here's what you should know.

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Becoming Bernie: The 6 Chapters Of Sanders' Life

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:17am

Bernie Sanders is an improbable politician. Independent, occasionally irascible, he came from the far left and an urban background to win elections in one of the most rural states in the country.

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Presidential Debate Quandary: What's At Stake For Networks And Candidates?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

Republican presidential candidates are in a fury over the way debates have run this year. They are negotiating independent of the party with TV networks, making fairly specific editorial demands.

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Trump, Carson Campaigns Build Ground Support In Iowa

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

The political world long doubted that Donald Trump and Ben Carson, unorthodox presidential candidates, were building traditional campaign infrastructure. On the ground in Iowa, it sure looks that way.

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TransCanada Suspends U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

TransCanada, which has been pushing for the U.S. to allow a new pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico, has asked the State Department to pause its review.

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Florida Republicans Weigh In On Bush-Rubio Battle

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:03am

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tried to jump start his presidential bid in his home state yesterday. In the campaign lately, he's been battling his political protege, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Dead Of A Heart Attack, State TV Reports

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:37am

Chalabi supplied information to the U.S. regarding Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found following the U.S. invasion.

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Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:03pm

A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily, and attend church regularly is declining.

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TransCanada Puts U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:15pm

The company building the controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has suspended its permit application while waiting for approval on its preferred route through Nebraska.

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In 'The Diplomat,' Filmmaker David Holbrooke Recalls Late Father's Career

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with filmmaker David Holbrooke about his new documentary, The Diplomat, exploring the life of his late father, the renowned diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

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Rival GOP Campaigns Launch Power Plays In Debate Negotiations

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:32pm

Jeb Bush is resetting his campaign, and the GOP candidates agree that the party isn't in charge when it comes to debate negotiations. NPR explores what it all means for the 2016 race.

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Sanders Could Be The First Jewish President, But Doesn't Like To Talk About It

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:16pm

Bernie Sanders says he's "proud to be Jewish" but "not particularly religious."

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No Deal! Trump Will Negotiate Independently On Debates

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:58pm

The Trump campaign has decided it will go it alone, following a Sunday night meeting in which GOP campaigns largely agreed on a debate negotiation framework.

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For This Released Inmate, Freedom Tastes Like Pizza For Breakfast

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:49pm

Dana Bowerman is one of about 6,100 prisoners just released as part of a change in the way the U.S. punishes people convicted of federal drug crimes. "It still feels weird, different," she told NPR.

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Turkey's AK Party Sweeps Back Into Power In Parliamentary Election

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

Turkish voters selected the long governing AK Party back into power in surprise election results Sunday. President Erdogan called it a vote for stability, and the push for a new constitution — one that would give the increasingly authoritarian Erdogan more powers — is back on the agenda.

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Supreme Court Weighs 1987 Conviction By All-White Jury

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

The defense showed the names of the black jurors circled, highlighted in green, labelled with the letter "B." But lawyers for the state of Georgia said there's a reasonable explanation.

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Jimmy Carter: 'I'm Still Maintaining A Pretty Normal Schedule'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with the former president about his years of service since leaving the White House, including his work for Habitat for Humanity.

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Campaign-Finance Crusader Lawrence Lessig Ends Presidential Bid

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:18pm

The Harvard law professor, who crowdfunded $1 million for his run, says he cannot move forward any longer if Democrats do not allow him in the debates.

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Supreme Court Takes On Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:00am

Timothy Foster's lawyers argue that black jurors were systematically excluded from the jury at his trial in 1987, while judges at all levels looked the other way for nearly three decades thereafter.

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 7:11pm

Thousands of federal inmates are being released because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals. But few are going straight from prison to freedom.

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