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Indiana Church Opposed State's Earlier Religious Liberty Law

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:07am

Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) talks to Steve Inskeep about why she and other religious leaders could not support Indiana's original religious freedom law.

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National Outrage Pushes Indiana To Tweak Religious Freedom Law

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:07am

A week after signing a religious freedom bill into law, Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a new bill — one aimed at quelling the firestorm of controversy that erupted over the original.

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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson Reacts To Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:00pm

NPR's Melissa Block gets reaction from Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin on the details of the Iran nuclear deal that were announced Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Americans Support Iran Talks, But Doubt They'll Prevent A Weapon

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:57pm

President Obama said "solid majorities support a diplomatic resolution" with Iran. That's true to an extent. When you scratch beneath the surface, it's more complicated.

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Sen. Menendez Case Revolves Around Friendship With Florida Eye Doctor

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:09pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jay Weaver, a reporter for the Miami Herald, for a profile on Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is at the center of Sen. Robert Menendez's indictment on corruption charges.

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World Leaders Reach Tentative Deal In Iranian Nuclear Talks

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:37pm

Iran and six world powers announced Thursday that they have reached a framework that puts them on track for a nuclear deal within three months.

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President Obama Praises Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:37pm

In a Rose Garden statement, President Obama said the tentative deal is the beginning of a historic understanding. Negotiators announced Thursday that they've reached the outlines of a nuclear deal.

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Nigerian President-Elect Calls Himself A 'Converted Democract'

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Max Siollun, a Nigerian historian, about Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari. He is a former dictator who ruled Nigeria for 20 months in the 1980s.

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Female Parliamentarians Urge Washington To Return Attention To Libya

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:37pm

Women elected to Libya's parliament visited Washington, D.C., recently to talk about the political chaos in the country and the erosion of women's rights.

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How Congress Is Reacting To The Iran Framework

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:16pm

President Obama says he welcomes a "robust debate" on the Iran framework from Congress and the American people. He's already getting one.

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The Menendez Paradox

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:19pm

The senator who once testified against a corrupt mayor is facing his own federal corruption charges.

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Could Chris Christie Appoint Himself To The U.S. Senate? Yes, He Can

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:58am

The indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., could lead to Chris Christie, R-N.J., appointing a replacement. With Christie's presidential prospects, he might want to consider appointing himself.

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Fact Check: Hillary Clinton, Those Emails And The Law

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:03am

A top Republican senator charged that Hillary Clinton "probably" broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state. But it's not likely to be so clear.

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Southern Baptist Minister: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to the Rev. Tim Overton of Muncie, who is in favor of the measure.

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Baptist Pastor: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to Baptist pastor Tim Overton of Muncie, who's in favor of the measure.

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Menendez 'Outraged' By His Indictment On Corruption Charges

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

The Justice Department indictment alleges that Sen. Robert Menendez abused his office to benefit a Florida eye doctor who was his friend and donor. Menendez has always maintained his innocence.

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What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in 1993, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.

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Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers To Rework Religious Liberty Bill

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:01am

Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community

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Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:12pm

Sen. Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on corruption charges. These are the first criminal charges brought against a sitting U.S. Senator in seven years.

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Differs From Other States

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:12pm

Nineteen other states have religious freedom laws, and there's even a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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