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Ukraine Finance Minister On Rebuilding The Economy In The Midst Of War

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.

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U.N. Peacekeeping Behind The Curve Technologically, Experts Say

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.

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France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Scandal

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday after questions were raised about mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Questions

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:00pm

The 33-year-old Republican had come under heavy scrutiny. In a statement, he said that "the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction."

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:25pm

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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Secret Service Head Clancy Tells Panel: 'This Is My First Test'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:40am

Answering pointed questions about new claims of misconduct by his agents, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he had a "good stern talk" with his staff about why he wasn't told about it sooner.

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Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:40am

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.

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Republicans Get Their Turn To Present Budget Plans

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their budget proposals this week. David Wessel of the Brookings Institution looks at key differences between the GOP plan and the White House's.

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Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:03am

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.

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Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:57pm

As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.

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War Criminals Next Door: Immigration Division Brings Violators To Justice

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:08pm

A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and El Salvador.

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I'm Mike Huckabee, And I Approve This ... Infomercial?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:05pm

How does the former governor square hawking a diabetes supplement program with a potentially serious run for the White House?

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New Hampshire Visit Offers Glimpse Into Possible Walker, Bush Rivalry

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:43pm

The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend.

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Letters: Hillary Clinton's History With Privacy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Melissa Block and Don Gonyea share letters from listeners about the story last week on Hillary Clinton's history with privacy. Listeners wondered why NPR's Tamara Keith mentioned that Clinton's dress was pink when she spoke at a press conference in 1994.

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As Nuclear Talks Resume, Iranian Negoitators Consider Republican Letter

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

U.S. officials say that during nuclear talks, Iranian negotiators discussed the controversial letter Senate Republicans sent to Iran last week.

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Missed Abortion Language Tangles Senate's Trafficking Bill

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:20pm

A bill cracking down on human trafficking was supposed to be an easy one to pass, but that was before Democrats discovered the bill also contained language restricting abortion rights.

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