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China Cut Its Currency — And Touched Your Life. Here's How.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:46pm

China lowered the value of the yuan, and that sent all sorts of prices lower. So you may soon be paying less for gas, food and lumber. But there are downsides too: U.S. stocks fell hard.

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Zimbabwe's President Blames "Vandals" For Killing Cecil The Lion

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:40pm

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public statement about the the lion's killing, saying his compatriots must protect their country's natural resources from foreign "vandals."

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Critics Say U.S. Officials Promised 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections In Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:42pm

The nuclear deal the U.S. and five other nations have struck gives Iran a delay of up to 24 days for outside inspections of suspected nuclear facilities. But critics say that is not what the White House promised. They point to "anytime, anywhere" descriptions of such inspections made by key officials in the lead-up to the agreement. Those officials say that is not what they actually meant.

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U.S. Reacts Warily To Devaluation Of Chinese Currency

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:42pm

China's large and surprising devaluation of its currency, the yuan, is rippling through financial markets. And if the devaluation continues, it could have an impact on everything from the price of commodities to the exports of U.S. companies.

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As Rick Perry Runs On Empty, Loose Campaign Finance Laws Keep Him Afloat

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:42pm

Republican Rick Perry's presidential campaign has stopped paying its staff. It's a sign that the former Texas governor's second White House bid is struggling to gain support.

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Pizza Ranch: Fueling Campaigns On Cheese And Chicken

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:52pm

Among heating lamps and sneeze guards, you could just meet the next president. Candidates love the chain because it's ubiquitous and cheap.

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Obama's Iran Deal Argument In 1 Video Clip

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:29am

For the president, it seems, there is no logic in a moderate course on the Iran deal. In an interview with NPR, he is laughing at his critics' arguments and treating his opponents with scorn.

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Donald Trump's Policy Positions Lack Specifics ... So Far

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:52am

The billionaire businessman and GOP presidential frontrunner wants to "Make America Great Again!" But much of how he plans to do that is still a mystery.

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Why Lowering Student Loan Interest Rates Isn't A Game-Changer

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 8:03am

Hillary Clinton wants people with student loan debt to pay lower interest. That kind of help may not boost the people who need it most.

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Where Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Change

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:03am

The majority of Americans favor government action, but the candidates — and big donors — differ greatly. Here is what they've said on the topic, beginning with whether climate change is real.

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Donald Trump's On Again Off Again Relationship With Fox News

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

The Republican presidential debate earned Fox News record ratings, and despite the clash, no outlet has done more of late to present Donald Trump as a serious thinker than Fox.

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Obama On Iran Deal: 'Attitudes Will Change'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR, President Obama said once people see the nuclear deal in action, they will "recognize that whatever parade of horribles was presented in opposition have not come true."

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How Going To College Could Change Under Hillary Clinton's New Plan

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:53am

Her plan moves farther and farther away from the dorms-and-tailgates stereotype.

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U.S. Air Force To Send Warplanes To Europe For Training Missions

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:20pm

The Air Force plans to send more warplanes for training exercises with Eastern European allies amid growing concern Russia is beefing up armaments along the border with those NATO allies.

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U.S. Consulate Targeted As Violent Attacks Sweep Across Turkey

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:58pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Nick Tattersall, Reuters bureau chief in Turkey, about the two assailants who opened fire at the U.S. consulate building in Istanbul Monday.

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Bernie Sanders Releases Racial Justice Plan After Black Lives Matter Protests

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has energized many political progressives, but the Vermont Senator has drawn criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Democrats Sound Similar Alarm On College Affordability

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan to make college more affordable on Monday. How does it compare with the proposals of her Democratic opponents?

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Scientists Write Letter To Obama Praising Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews physicist Richard Garwin, one of the authors of the letter, who says the deal defers Iran's ability to develop a weapon for several years.

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Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:21pm

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the act's enforcement — and opens the door for new restrictions.

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Full Video And Transcript: NPR's Interview With President Obama

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:31am

Speaking with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president addressed critics of the Iran nuclear deal and whether he feels more free to address racial issues now.

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