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Trump Could Bump GOP Veterans Off Debate Stage

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:03am

The billionaire businessman is under fire for remarks about prisoners of war. But his inclusion in GOP debates could mean Republicans' only two military veteran candidates don't make it on stage.

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Transcript: Secretary of State John Kerry On Cuba, Nuclear Deal With Iran

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:41pm

In an interview Kerry says that he was prepared to — and did — walk away from nuclear negotiations with Iran, but that Congress rejecting the eventual agreement would cost the U.S. all credibility.

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John Kerry: 'We Were So Eager' To Reopen Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:59pm

In this interview excerpt, NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with the secretary of state about why opening relations with Cuba was important. The full interview will run Tuesday on Morning Edition.

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British Prime Minister Announces Program To Defeat Islamist Extremism

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Peter Neumann of Kings College London about United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron's remarks on defeating Islamist extremism.

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Donald Trump's Remarks On John McCain Question Meaning Of 'War Hero'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Greenberg, a professor of history at Rutgers University and a writer for Politico, about how Donald Trump took issue with calling John McCain a "war hero."

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Nigerian President Begins Mission To Wipe Out Corruption

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is on his first U.S. visit since taking office in May. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with conflict resolution analyst Aminu Gamawa about what this means for Nigerians.

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Diplomatic Relations Restored As U.S. Embassy Reopens In Havana

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Cubans came to the U.S. Interests Section in Havana on Monday to witness the moment it transformed to an embassy, in a move that restored full diplomatic ties between the two countries.

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Jeb Bush Promises To 'Challenge The Whole Culture' Of Washington

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for limiting new government hires and extending the ban on former members of Congress from lobbying their colleagues in a speech at Florida State University on Monday. He also said members of Congress who miss votes should have their pay docked.

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Greeks Still Face Transaction Limits After Banks Reopen

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

In Greece, banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, allowing customers to make deposits. But people still face severe withdrawal limits in an effort to keep money inside the country.

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Ash Carter Visits Israel To Ease Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

With U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visiting their country, Israelis are grappling with how to respond to the nuclear deal with Iran. And it's not all about opposing the agreement.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Makes First U.S. Visit

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

President Obama met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday. The two leaders discussed security, Nigeria's economy and battling corruption in its government.

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Cuban Embassy Reopens In Washington, D.C., After More Than 50 Years

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C., became a full-fledged embassy on Monday, marking a major turning point in diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S.

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Scott Walker's 'Kohl's Curve,' Explained

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:01am

The Wisconsin governor loves Kohl's, and he loves low tax rates, so he's mixing the two together into a new concept: the Kohl's curve. But what does it really mean?

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Sen. John McCain: Trump Owes Vets, Not Him, An Apology

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:40am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stirred more controversy by lashing out at McCain, saying he preferred "people who weren't captured."

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How Should Republicans Deal With Donald Trump?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

Donald Trump is rising in the polls and is getting all the attention when he delivers controversial speeches. A look at how the other candidates, and the Republican establishment, are responding.

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Trump Takes A Shot At John McCain, And Republicans Push Back

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a jab at Senator John McCain's status as a war hero, other Republican candidates unite to punch back at Trump.

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Assessing The Fallout From Trump's McCain Comments

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:09pm

On Saturday, Donald Trump sneered at Sen. John McCain's war record in Vietnam and later criticized his record on veterans' issues. Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Arun Rath how Trump's remarks may affect his candidacy.

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Trump Doubles Down On McCain Criticism, Refusing To Apologize

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 11:43am

The GOP front runner has touched a raw nerve with his remarks about the Arizona senator's war record, prompting the national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars to describe them as "despicable."

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Former Cuba Diplomat Feels Joy, Relief As Havana Embassy Reopens

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 6:43am

The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.

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What Trump's Candidacy Means For The GOP

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 6:43am

The Huffington Post announced it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.

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