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Clinton Expected To Claim Victory Tuesday Night, Marking Historical Moment

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 1:34am

A day after an AP analysis unexpectedly indicated Clinton had the pledged delegates and superdelegates to claim the Democratic nomination, she and Sen. Bernie Sanders await results from six states.

Special Election Coverage: The June 7 Primaries

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:55pm

Catch up on interviews from NPR's special election coverage of the June 7 primaries, hosted by Ari Shapiro and Michel Martin and in collaboration with WNYC and KQED.

On Last Big Primary Day, Presumptive Candidates Pivot To General Election

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:53pm

Hillary Clinton plans to use tonight's speech to declare a historic victory in the primaries, though Bernie Sanders shows every sign of fighting until the last primary in Washinton, D.C., next week.

First GOP Incumbent Is Ousted As Conservatives Defeat One-Time Ally

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:21pm

North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers is the first Republican incumbent to lose a primary this year, the victim of heavy conservative spending against her and a new congressional map.

First GOP Incumbent Loses House Primary

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:21pm

North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers is the first Republican incumbent to lose a primary this year, the victim of heavy conservative spending against her and a new congressional map.

Unlikely Headbanger, 82, Goes From Singing Karaoke To 'America's Got Talent'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:17pm

An octogenarian delivers a face-melting version of a song that's been a hallmark of pro wrestling and action movies.

Clinton Looks To Historic Night While Sanders Hopes For Calif. Upset

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:53pm

Six states are voting in the last major primary contest of 2016: New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and California.

Who Is Judge Gonzalo Curiel, The Man Trump Attacked For His Mexican Ancestry?

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:20pm

The likely GOP standard-bearer has accused the judge of bias in the Trump University fraud case because of his Mexican ancestry. But he's widely respected and took on a drug cartel under death threat.

Accused Energy Executive's Fatal Car Crash Was Likely An Accident, Police Say

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:50pm

The police findings stand in stark contrast to the thinking of many observers, who had speculated Aubrey McClendon, 56, had ended his own life rather than face the federal charge against him.

Washington, D.C., Is Latest To Raise Minimum Wage

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:26pm

D.C lawmakers vote unanimously to approve a measure hiking the hourly minimum wage to $15. The District joins a growing number of cities and states raising pay for some lower-wage workers.

Influential GOP Congressman Wants To Replace Key Bank Regulations

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:06pm

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is aiming at rules created after the 2008 financial crisis. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls the plan a "wet kiss" for the big banks.

This Is How Much Celebrities Get Paid To Endorse Soda And Unhealthy Food

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:57pm

Beyonce got $50 million to push Pepsi. Justin Timberlake: $6 million in a deal with McDonald's. A study describes the lucrative deals celebs popular with teens and young adults inked to sell food.

U.S. Lawmakers Scrutinize China's Bid To Buy Agrichemical Giant Syngenta

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:53pm

Although Syngenta is a Swiss company, it does more than a quarter of its business in the U.S. So the U.S. government is reviewing whether the sale will be a threat to national security.

Business Of Disaster

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:35pm

Business Of Disaster

U.S. Workers Are Skeptical, But China Says It Will Restrain Steel Output

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:54pm

At the end of a two-day meeting, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to work on reducing the world's steel glut. But U.S. companies and workers said they were skeptical that China will really act.

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