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After Years Of GOP Support, Cuban-Americans Become More Democratic

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:11pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Guillermo Grenier, a sociology professor at Florida International University.

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Chinese Women's Rights Activists Released From Jail

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Police in China have released five women's rights activists on bail. They are suspected of disturbing public order, and may still be indicted at a later date. The case has caused an international outcry and a chilling effect on gender rights work.

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Senators To Review Bill Designed To Limit Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take up a bill Tuesday, which intends to give Congress a voice on the Iran nuclear agreement. The bill would take away the president's power to lift sanctions on Iran for 60 days after an agreement is reached, so Congress would have time to review it. The White House spokesman said Monday the president would veto such a bill.

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Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz.

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Clinton Announcement Video Alludes To Unfairness Of American Life

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

In announcing her run for president, Hillary Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top."

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After Low-Key Announcement, Hillary Clinton Heads To Iowa

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Hillary Clinton will hold her first campaign events in Iowa Tuesday since announcing her 2016 bid for the White House. What can we expect to see? Her aides say to think small.

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Who Needs 1 SuperPAC When You Can Have 4?

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:12pm

SuperPACs, financed by unlimited but disclosed donations, now appear to be the presidential candidate's new best friend. One backing Sen. Marco Rubio is revving up, and Sen. Ted Cruz already has four.

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7 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:07pm

The Florida senator got his start on the Bob Dole presidential campaign and was once Mormon. Here's what else you might not know.

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