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Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 1:35pm

The music industry generates $1.6 billion a year for Austin, Texas. But many musicians can't afford the basics, including health insurance. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians steps in to help.

For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 9:15am

Sen. Marco Rubio, who's gaining in the presidential race, supported and helped craft the Senate immigration bill. He's backed away from it somewhat, but clarified his stance in an interview with NPR.

Sen. Rubio On Immigration: We Can't Accept Everyone

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:42am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida about specific ways to overhaul the immigration system. Rubio outlines his three-step plan.

Fourth Debate Fails to Scramble GOP Field

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:27am

Although policy differences were aired and some of the questions from the moderators could be called probing, gone was the slightly contemptuous tone heard in earlier debates — especially on CNBC.

GOP Debate Wi-Fi Password: 'StopHillary'

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:02am

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Politico that the "StopHillary" password was to emphasize to reporters that there are in fact two political parties.

Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 5:10am

Last night's debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.

Latino Republicans Monitor Presidential Debate For Immigration Issues

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Alfonso Aguilar of the American Principles Project's Latino Partnership about the GOP presidential debate. Aguilar is critical of Donald Trump's remarks about the topic.

Supporters Urge Obama To Take Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

President Obama is expected to send Congress a plan soon for how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While Congress is expected to oppose him, advocates say that might not matter.

GOP Spin Room Finds Less To Criticize In Latest Presidential Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Republicans have been deliberating the format and tone of the presidential debates as much as the issues. After Tuesday's showdown in Wisconsin, campaigns offered reactions to how the debate went.

GOP Presidential Debate: Policies Not Personalities Dominate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

The main focus of the fourth debate was on the economy. The gathering in Milwaukee had the fewest candidates on stage so far this year as just eight qualified for the main stage.

The Debate Clock: Which Issues Got The Most Time

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:39pm

NPR kept track of how many minutes each issue - like immigration and the economy - got at the fourth GOP debate.

Third GOP Debate Presents A Smaller, More Focused Main Event

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 9:11pm

After a near revolt against the TV networks and debate moderators, Republican candidates are back on stage again — but for the frontrunners, that stage can be a bit smaller.

Economy Takes Center Stage In Fourth GOP Debate

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 8:02pm

The Florida governor needs a strong showing to quell nervous donors. The focus will also be on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

Live Twitter Chat: Republican Presidential Debate

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:41pm

Join in on Twitter at #nprdebate or follow along here.

Candidates Try To Punch Up In Undercard Debate

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 6:01pm

Both Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee will try to grab the spotlight after they were demoted from the main debate stage tonight.

Supreme Court Weighs Whether The Government Can Freeze A Defendant's Assets

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 5:01pm

Sila Luis could not hire a lawyer to defend her in court because her adversaries had succeeded in having her financial assets frozen.

Push For $15 Minimum Wage Becoming Part Of Presidential Politics

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:47pm

In dozens of cities, low-wage workers, backed by a key union, held demonstrations demanding a minimum wage of $15. They planned to protest in Milwaukee outside the Republican presidential debate.

Poor Criminal Defendants Face 'Too Many Barriers' To Get Lawyers, Says DOJ

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:45pm

The criminal justice system can be difficult to navigate, and without a lawyer, it's even harder. Yet the government says it's still too difficult for poor defendants to get representation.

Activists In Raqqa, Syria, Use Social Media To Document ISIS Violence

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:35pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to the director and co-founder of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a group of activists who use social media to document atrocities committed by ISIS.

After Downplaying VA Scandal, Clinton Unveils Plans To Support Veterans

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a roundtable with military veterans on the eve of Veterans Day. It comes after Clinton drew criticism for calling last year's VA scandal overblown.




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