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5 Skills President Obama Will Need To Survive A Day With Bear Grylls

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:04am

While in Alaska, President Obama will be a guest on a survival show that takes celebrities into the wilderness to eat mice, repel off cliffs and more.

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Obama Uses Alaska Visit To Focus On Climate Change, Native Issues

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

Environmentalists were disappointed when the administration approved offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. While in Alaska, Obama talked about climate change — drawing praise from that same community.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:01am

A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:00am

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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Fishing, Cooking And A Yup'ik Upbringing Made Alaska's Health Commissioner

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:47am

Alaska's health commissioner spends her summers working on policy issues by day and fishing for salmon for the winter on nights and weekends with her family who belong to the Yup'ik people.

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Obama Focuses On Native Issues, Climate Change As He Starts Alaska Visit

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:48pm

The arctic is the fastest-warming region on the planet, the president noted — and added that, as the world's biggest economy and second-biggest carbon emitter, the U.S. bears a lot of responsibility.

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10 Highlights From The 7,000 Released Clinton Emails

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:08pm

The State Department released the latest — and largest — batch of Hillary Clinton's emails Monday from her time as secretary of state.

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150 Classified Messages In Latest Batch Of Clinton Emails

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:11pm

Hillary Clinton has said she neither sent nor received emails marked classified on her personal server. But 150 of the emails to be released Monday night have now been labeled "confidential."

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Anti-Establishment Candidates Trump, Sanders Continue Rise In The Polls

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:12pm

Populism and voter discontent defined this summer in politics. NPR explores what insurgent campaigns by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump suggest about the next phase of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Tensions Rise At Border As Dominican Republic Begins Deporting Haitians

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:33pm

Dominican forces are expelling Haitians everyday, part of an ongoing plan to deport people without papers who have been living on the wrong side of the border for years.

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U.S. Treasury Holds Public Forum On $10 Bill Redesign

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:33pm

A woman will likely be on the $10 bill by 2020, but which one? The U.S. Treasury held a forum in Seneca Falls, N.Y., Monday to get the public's input.

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Patel Clan Challenges India's Quota System

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:33pm

Twenty-two-year-old Hardik Patel is shaking one of the pillars of India: its quota system for socially and economically challenged castes. His drive to win the same status for his relatively well-off sizable Patel clan has attracted a major following. But it's also drawn suspicion among those who say his real aim is to overturn India's caste-based affirmative action.

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Some Veterans Affairs Reforms Undermine Medical Recruitment Efforts

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:33pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering a shortfall of physicians, especially in mental health. A steady flow of scandals and attempts at strict reform by Congress may be hurting recruitment.

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Once Migrants Reach Europe, What Rights Are They Entitled To?

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Babar Baloch, Central Europe spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about how Europeans are handling the migrant crisis.

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Riots In India As Young Activist Slams Quotas That Help Poor Castes

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:33pm

At 22, Hardik Patel is challenging the system of reserving jobs and college slots for socially and economically challenged castes. He's drawing crowds of 500,000 — and tensions are rising.

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 2:32pm

Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.

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Are Some Of Trump's New York City Buildings A Mirage?

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 1:55pm

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them and never has.

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Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:48pm

A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn't seem convinced.

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Obama's Climate Change Words And Actions Don't Match, Alaskans Say

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

President Obama is visiting Alaska this week to highlight his push to fight global warming. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

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The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latinos

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:03am

The GOP's post-mortem in the wake of the 2012 election suggested the party needed to appeal to Latinos. But, the current immigration conversation sparked by Donald Trump could threaten that goal.

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