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Historic Shifts In Public Opinion Made Election Firsts Possible In Taiwan

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

In May, Taiwan inaugurated its first female president. It was also the first time that a political party founded on Taiwan, and not Mainland China, won full control of both the executive and legislative branches of government. What public opinion shifts made those firsts possible?

Misty Snow Aims To Be The Nation's First Transgender Senator

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Misty Snow, one of two transgender women running for Congress. Snow faces incumbent Senator Mike Lee of Utah in the general election.

Venezuela Is In Crisis. Its Economy Is In A Tailspin

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The South American country is experiencing widespread shortages of food and medicine, along with rolling power blackouts. All of which have sparked rioting and large anti-government protests.

Obama's Years: Road Trip Kansas

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep traveled the counry asking people how their lives have changed over the last eight years. This is a slice of what he explores in the NPR special documentary Obama's Years.

Ohio Law Permits Guns To Be Carried Outside GOP Convention Hall

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The Republican National Convention will take place this month in Cleveland, and the state's gun laws allow those coming to the city to carry firearms on the streets of the convention site.




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