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Some Arizona Voters Faced Long Lines To Cast Their Ballots

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Some voters in Arizona reportedly waited more than four hours to cast their ballot on Tuesday. The lines were expected in at least one county, as polling places had been cut to save money.

Clinton, Cruz, Sanders And Trump Walk Away With Wins In Western Caucuses

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz both drew victories on Western Tuesday. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's wins in Arizona may likely mean their overall delegate lead won't winnow much.

Former Governors Forge Different Paths In Quest To Defeat Trump

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Ex-Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president, raising eyebrows because ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But they say their aim is the same.

What Role, If Any, Did Immigration Play In Arizona's Primary?

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:04am

Now that the polls are closed, political scientist Richard Herrera of Arizona State University provides some analysis about that state's primary and one of its hot button issues: immigration.

Birth Control At The Supreme Court: Does Free Coverage Violate Religious Freedom?

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 4:00am

Religious schools and other non-profits like the Littler Sisters of the Poor say the government's workaround for birth control still imposes a burden on their freedom.

Western Tuesday: Trump, Clinton Projected To Win Arizona Primaries

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 9:43pm

Republicans are hoping to stop Donald Trump's delegate climb while Bernie Sanders is looking to rebound against Hillary Clinton.

How The Obama Presidency Has — Or Hasn't — Shaped Latino Identity: You Weighed In

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 6:09pm

Our most recent #NPRObamaEffect chat explored how — or whether — the Obama years have shaped how Latino communities and people across the country think about identity today.

Republican Support For Israel Linked To Evangelical Ties

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Republican support for Israel is rooted in the evangelical wing of the party. Some Christian Evangelicals believe God gave Israel to the Jews as their "promised land." Others believe Israel's destiny is linked to Jesus Christ's return to Earth.

U.S. Presidential Candidates React To Terror Attacks In Brussels

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 3:32pm

The terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday spurred reactions from some of the presidential candidates in the U.S.

Utah Republicans To Test Online Voting In State's Caucus

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Tens of thousands of Utah Republicans will cast their ballots for president via the Internet. The state party says it's the largest online presidential vote yet.

No, The Terrorist Attacks In Belgium Don't Mean Donald Trump Will Be President

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 2:26pm

Trump once again turned to protectionism as a way of dealing with the world, but it won't necessarily mean it will launch him to the White House.

Presidential Race Moves West Tuesday To Arizona, Utah And Idaho

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 11:56am

Ted Cruz looks to stop Donald Trump in Utah and pull off an upset in Arizona. Bernie Sanders could notch wins in Idaho and Utah, but Clinton has an advantage in Arizona, the big prize of the night.

Obama's Landmark Speech In Havana: Special Coverage

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:27am

The president mentioned the Brussels attacks during a historic address to the Cuban people at the Gran Teatro on Tuesday. Latin America expert Christopher Sabatini and NPR reporters provide analysis.

U.S. Officials And Politicians React To Brussels Attacks

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 8:38am

GOP presidential candidates were among the first politicians to respond to the Tuesday morning attacks.

Presidential Candidates Make Their Cases Before AIPAC

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 6:57am

Members of the pro-Israel group AIPAC heard from nearly all of the remaining presidential candidates at their annual policy conference Monday.

Learning — And Unlearning — To Be An 'Ambassador' For Islam

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 6:00am

Since she was a little girl, Beenish Ahmed has felt called on to represent all Muslims in an often Islamophobic country. But how?

At Least 13 Dead, 35 Wounded After Blasts In Brussels

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 5:24am

Alexandros Koronakis, editor of New Europe, shares details of the events from the paper's headquarters in Brussels.

Sen. Ted Cruz Heads Into Arizona Primary Backed By House Conservative

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 5:10am

Arizona Rep. David Schweikert threw his support behind Sen. Ted Cruz last week, calling him a "principled leader." Schweikert is a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus.

For Many Young Latino Voters, Issues Trump Political Party

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 5:10am

Youth Radio's Nila Venkat examines what could be a key voting bloc in this year's presidential election: young Latinos. Venkat and Amber Ly explain why some young voters identify more with issues.

As Obama's Cuban Trip Wraps Up, Administration Hopes Conversation Will Continue

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 5:10am

President Obama concludes his historic visit to Cuba Tuesday, with a televised keynote speech to the Cuban people and — what else — a baseball game. But what Obama administration really hopes is that the trip would lock in a new policy toward Cuba.

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