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Higher Pot Use In U.S., Report Says

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 2:53pm

The U.N. World Drug Report 2014 says contrary to the global trend, more Americans are using cannabis and that its potency is also on the rise.

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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:47pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.

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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:47pm

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dies At 88

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:42pm

Baker, of Tennessee, also served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff from 1987-88 and later as ambassador to Japan.

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In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 9:34am

The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.

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Interest Groups Come Down On Opposite Sides Of Export-Import Bank

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:06am

Establishment Republicans and Tea Party conservatives clash over a federal agency that helps finance U.S. firms in foreign trade. The legal authority for the Export-Import Bank expires in September.

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Absentee Ballots To Decide Whether Rep. Rangel Gets A 23rd Term

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:06am

Even though votes are still being counted, Rep. Charles Rangel has declared victory in his race against Adriano Espaillat. It could be more than a week before the results are available.

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Election Season Defies Conventional Storylines

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:34pm

That story about the passing of the Old Guard? Or the one about the resurgence of the Tea Party? Not so fast, the voters still seem to be speaking.

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AP Calls It For Charles Rangel

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:38pm

The longtime New York Democratic congressman edged out challenger Adriano Espaillat in a rematch of their 2012 primary nail-biter.

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Parsing The Numbers Of A Tuesday Packed With Primaries

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:15pm

Tuesday featured an extensive slew of primaries across the U.S. To learn more about the results, and what they mean for the midterm elections, Audie Cornish turns to NPR's Ron Elving for more.

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Longtime Sen. Cochran Ekes Out A Win Against Tea Party Challenger

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:15pm

In a result that came as a surprise to some observers, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won the GOP nomination in Mississippi's Senate primary. The tight election, which also featured Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel, came down to a runoff decided late Tuesday night.

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:00pm

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Leads Pledge Of Income Equality

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

De Blasio was elected vowing to fight income inequality with a staunchly progressive agenda. De Blasio is leading a task force of mayors to fight economic inequalities, and he talks to Renee Montagne.

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.

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Political Challenge Compounded As Migrant Children Head To U.S. Border

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

The Homeland Security chief on Wednesday visits Nogales, Arizona. He'll tour facilities where the government has been processing children from Central America who've been entering the U.S. illegally.

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Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, 76, managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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Political Support Erodes For Export-Import Bank

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Free market Republicans want to shut down the Export-Import Bank, claiming it is a rancid example of crony capitalism. The fight has laid bare a sharp philosophical split within the GOP.

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House Panel Faults Feds Intervention Into Tribe's Foster Care Case

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Lawmakers chastised the Spirit Lake Reservation after death and abuse reports surfaced in 2012. The Bureau of Indian Affairs took over the program, but the federal government isn't doing much better.

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Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:49pm

The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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