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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:28am

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:54pm

This week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states moved to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.

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Many Presidential Hopefuls Playing Candidate Hokey Pokey

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:36pm

For all the presidential aspirants, just three have launched exploratory committees. The others are jumping thru hoops to make clear that they're just thinking about the possibility of running.

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As Clinton Defends Email Policy, Department IG Finds Flaws

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:36pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account is raising eyebrows, while a new report says just a tiny fraction of a percent of all emails are being preserved.

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Why The GOP Iran Letter Is Spurring Debate Over An 18th Century Law

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:45pm

The Logan Act prevents "unauthorized citizens" from meddling in foreign affairs. There's a petition to charge the 47 senators who signed the letter, but no one has ever been prosecuted under the law.

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Voters Say They Want Change. So Why Do Bush And Clinton Lead Polls?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:40pm

Even more voters say they want a "change" now than did before the 2008 election, which could make it easier for primary opponents to gain support against the dynastic frontrunners.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:55am

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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Hillary Clinton Renews Tradition Of Trial By News Conference

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:44am

A key factor in controversies affecting presidential candidates has been the manner in which the media handled the story – and the manner in which the candidate handled the media.

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In Retrospect, Clinton Says She Should Have Used Separate Emails

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

Ex-Secretary of State Clinton, who has been under fire for her use of a personal email address while in office, has turned over 55,000 pages of her official correspondence to the State Department.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."

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In Retrospect, Clinton Says She Should Have Used Separate Emails

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

Ex-Secretary of State Clinton, who has been under fire for her use of a personal email address while in office, has turned over 55,000 pages of her official correspondence to the State Department.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 7:45pm

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 7:45pm

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:38pm

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:38pm

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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Flake: Senate GOP Letter To Iran 'Not Appropriate'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16pm

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is one of seven Senate Republicans who did not sign a letter to Iran warning about a nuclear deal with the Obama administration. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16pm

As they try to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House says it does want Congress to have a role — just not now. So, could Republican interference scuttle the whole thing?

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Flake: Senate GOP Letter To Iran 'Not Appropriate'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16pm

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is one of seven Senate Republicans who did not sign a letter to Iran warning about a nuclear deal with the Obama administration. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16pm

As they try to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the White House says it does want Congress to have a role — just not now. So, could Republican interference scuttle the whole thing?

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