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Secretary Of State John Kerry Raises Flag At Reopened U.S. Embassy In Cuba

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 3:29pm

Secretary of State John Kerry raises a flag at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, marking a change in relations between the Cold War era foes.

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Japanese Prime Minister Expresses 'Profound Grief' For WWII Aggression

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 3:29pm

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a statement Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Asian countries, who were invaded by Japan during the war, closely watched the speech.

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Week In Politics: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ferguson, Mo.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor at The New Republic, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown and the following unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

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Iowa State Fair Goers Grill Jeb Bush On Brother's Role In Iraq

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 3:29pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and took questions at the Des Moines Register's Soapbox. He was asked about the Iraq War.

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Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population?

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:59am

"I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people," candidate Ben Carson said of the organization's founder.

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Looking For Kernels Of Truth In Latest Iowa Poll? Maybe Not

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 6:03am

Visitors to the Iowa State Fair can register their choice for president at the Corn Caucus.

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At Clinton Event, An Emotional Conversation On Substance Use

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 4:01am

In New Hampshire this week, Hillary Clinton veered from the stump speech for a somber discussion on substance abuse. Nearly everyone in the room had been affected by drugs.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon On Ferguson: 'We've Listened, We've Learned'

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:11pm

It has been a trying year for Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown last August led to a period of unrest. NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Gov. Nixon on how the state is making progress.

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'New York Times': Islamic State Uses Quran To Justify Rape Of Yazidi Women

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:11pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi about an entrenched system in which ISIS glorifies sexual slavery. She interviewed 21 escaped victims.

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Poet Richard Blanco On U.S., Cuba: 'We All Belong To The Sea Between Us'

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Blanco, who was born to a Cuban exile family and read at President Obama's second inauguration, about the poem he will read at the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.

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UN Secretary General 'Anguished' By Peacekeeper Sex Abuse Allegations

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:16pm

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is anguished by recurrent allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers. The head of the Central African Republic U.N. mission was ousted Wednesday.

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DNA Test Reveals President Warren Harding Had A Love Child

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:16pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews James Blaesing about the DNA test proving his grandmother's claim that his mother was President Warren Harding's daughter.

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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:07pm

The court ruling spares the lives of 11 death row inmates who were still subject to execution because their capital offenses occurred before the state repealed the death penalty in 2012.

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On Eve of Embassy Reopening, Fidel Castro Says U.S. Owes Cuba 'Millions'

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:26pm

In a newspaper column, the former Cuban president says "Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages" because of the decades-long U.S. embargo.

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Warren Harding, We Hardly Knew Ye

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:48am

Last summer, the 29th president's love letters to a mistress were released; now comes news that DNA tests show Harding did in fact father a child with another mistress.

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Can A SuperPAC Rescue Rick Perry?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:45am

Even as former Gov. Perry's campaign is cutting its payroll, his political committee may be able to help. If it works, it's likely to set a new standard for how presidential campaigns are financed.

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Eat, Speak And Stumble: Candidates Visit The Iowa State Fair

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:03am

For years the fair, which begins Thursday, has provided a platform for presidential candidates vying in the all-important Iowa caucuses. But they haven't always held on to their pork chops.

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Presidential Campaign Update: Sanders Rises In The Polls, Trump Leads GOP

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:22pm

Bad news for Hillary Clinton this week regarding her private email server seems to be good news for Bernie Sanders. And despite scandals, Donald Trump continues to overshadow the other GOP candidates.

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Greek Historian: History Shows 'There Is Always An End To All Problems'

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:22pm

NPR's Melissa Block follows up with Michael Iliakis, a Greek man who finished up a doctorate in ancient history four years ago and was desperately trying to find a job as a college professor.

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Former President Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:59pm

A cancer was discovered during a recent liver surgery. Carter says he will undergo treatment at Emory Healthcare in Georgia.

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