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John Boehner Calls For Probe Of Planned Parenthood After Sting Video

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

House Speaker John Boehner is calling for an investigation of Planned Parenthood after a sting video alleged the organization sells aborted fetal body parts, which is illegal.

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Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

The Greek parliament debates the latest bailout deal in Athens Wednesday. It must approve a range of new laws for the bailout to proceed, but there is strong opposition to it within the ruling party.

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Obama Says Deal Is 'Best Means' For Preventing Iranian Nuclear Weapons

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

President Obama made his case for the Iran nuclear deal at a press conference Wednesday. He said the agreement achieves its primary goal, which is to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

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Janet Yellen Tells House Panel Interest Rate Hike Likely Later This Year

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:32pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a House committee on Wednesday the Fed is still on track to raise interest rates later this year. She also faced tough questions from House Republicans who are unhappy about what they say is a lack of transparency at the Fed.

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Tracing The Origin Of The Campaign Promise To 'Tell It Like It Is'

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:45pm

It's a common pledge of candor for a roster of presidential hopeful. As linguist Geoff Nunberg explains, the promise to "tell it like it is" has its roots in black speech from the '40s and '50s.

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Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:47am

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama are fond of pointing out that the U.S. stands nearly alone in not giving its workers paid leave. Here's how it got that way.

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Clearer Than Bureacratese: Airport Official Replies To Politician In Klingon

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:43am

When a member of the Welsh National Assembly asked a nearby airport about possible UFO sightings, he got a polite response — issued in perhaps the least-diplomatic-sounding fictional language.

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Obama Sees Long Legacy For Iran Deal; GOP's 2016 Candidates Want It Gone

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

In touting Tuesday's Iran accord, President Obama said it would lend strength to future U.S. presidents. But several Republicans vying to be next in the Oval Office strongly disagreed with the deal.

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Sen. Ben Cardin: Iran Nuclear Deal Still Raises 'A Lot Of Questions'

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:32pm

Congress is set to begin reviewing the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the agreement.

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Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:32pm

Lawmakers in Congress have 60 days to review the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR looks at the agreement's prospects on Capitol Hill.

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Obama Proposes Changes To Criminal Justice System

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

In the wake of the White House's decision to commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, President Obama speaks to the NAACP Tuesday about plans to re-evaluate the criminal justice system.

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U.N. Security Council Prepares To Implement Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

The United Nations Security Council will take up resolutions to implement the nuclear deal with Iran as soon as next week.

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Both Iran, U.S. Took 'Leap Of Faith' In Coming To Nuclear Agreement

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about the Iran nuclear deal.

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After Nuclear Deal, Iranian Oil Could Flow At Molasses Pace

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

Iran holds the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world, and the nuclear deal could mean millions oil barrels flowing into an already saturated market, pushing the global price down further.

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Negotiators Reach Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR looks at what's in the nuclear deal with Iran and the mood in Vienna.

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Chinese Authorites Detain Nearly 150 Human Rights Lawyers

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

State media are accusing the lawyers of stirring up opposition to the government. Activists are calling for President Obama to cancel President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, D.C., in September.

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Many Iranians Celebrate Nuclear Deal As Opening To The West

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Peterson, a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, about the reaction in Iran to the newly-struck nuclear deal.

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Obama's Style Of Diplomacy Pays Off In Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

The nuclear agreement with Iran could be a good example of the Obama doctrine — showing the president's determination to reach out to adversaries — that he's talked about since his first campaign for the White House.

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'Far Worse Than I Ever Dreamed': Candidates React To Iran Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:48am

President Obama said the deal offers a "new direction." But the deal would be inherited by the next president, and the candidates had something to say about it.

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In Congress, A Mixed Reaction To Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:23am

World leaders struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program, and President Obama delivered a statement from the White House.

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