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Indiana Cuts The Core Without Telling Teachers What Comes Next

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:00pm

Indiana became the first state to adopt, then repeal, the Common Core State Standards. As Elle Moxley of WFIU reports, the repeal has left some teachers scratching their heads.

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Has Obama Done Enough In Response To Russia's Takeover Of Crimea?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:53am

President Obama's European trip is so far dominated by Russia's annexation of Crimea. Former Obama administration staffer Corey Ealons and former Pentagon advisor Mario Loyola weigh in.

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Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:22am

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Fla. special election, the effort fell short.

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After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:02pm

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.

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Michelle Obama Convenes 'First Wives Club' In China

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 7:00am

Michelle Obama is making an official visit to China — but it's not supposed to be political. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with writer Evan Osnos in Beijing about the geo-politics of her vacation.

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Same-Sex Marriages Back On Hold In Michigan

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:16pm

A federal appeals court issued a temporary stay Saturday on an earlier ruling that had lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the state.

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Why Are We Hauling Pennsylvania Coal All The Way To Germany?

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:16am

Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.

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Long-Dead Congressman's Earmark Lives On — In Europe

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:16am

A little known provision in the budget keeps a U.S. military installation in Germany heated by anthracite coal. The idea doesn't make a lot of sense anymore, but no one is trying to end the practice.

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Obama Meets Internet CEOs To Discuss Privacy Issues

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:15pm

President Obama met Friday with executives from several high-profile tech companies worried over government surveillance practices, a topic that scrambles the usual political landscape.

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Week In Politics: Ukraine, Poverty And The Health Care Deadline

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and Russia, the GOP position on poverty issues and the approaching deadline for ACA enrollment.

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With Clock Ticking Down, Obama Polishes Judicial Legacy

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 2:55pm

The profile of the judiciary has already changed significantly under Obama, especially when it comes to the diversity of the bench.

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Former White House Official: Putin Wants 'New Russian Empire'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 2:28pm

Former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley tell NPR that the U.S. and EU must stick together on sanctions.

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Romney's Job In Idaho: Prevent GOP Voters From Veering 'Wild Right'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00am

Idaho is one of a few states where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney can still be an effective campaigner. Romney has been stumping there for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson. Both are facing May primary challenges from Tea Party candidates.

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With New Inquiry, Harry Reid Raises Stakes In Senate-CIA Clash

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:44pm

The majority leader informed the CIA director that the Senate's chief law enforcement officer would be conducting a "forensic examination" to get answers in the unprecedented dispute.

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With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:01pm

Between President Obama's weakened approval ratings, the Affordable Care Act and widespread economic worries, Democrats find themselves on the defensive in the battle for the Senate.

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Between Mayor And Governor, Trace A Democratic Party Fault Line

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:00pm

Both New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are Democrats, but they've clashed on several issues. It may be evidence of a rift between populists and centrists within the Democratic Party.

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Robert Strauss, Former Party Chairman And Powerbroker, Dies At 95

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:17pm

Strauss, a well-connected Texas lawyer who served as DNC chairman, advised presidents from both parties.

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Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:19am

The price of limes in the U.S. is skyrocketing, and that could have something to do with Mexico's drug war. Gustavo Arellano explains why. He writes the syndicated column "Ask a Mexican."

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Obama's Surgeon General Nominee Stuck In Limbo

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama's nominee for surgeon general has a medical degree and an MBA, but his confirmation is being held up in the Senate because of special-interest politics and Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns.

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White House Launches Climate Change Data Website

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:04pm

Climate.data.gov is designed to make government data more accessible to researchers and industries trying to adapt to global warming.

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