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The Week In Politics: Clinton's Emails, Trump's Dominance

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 6:47am

Sixteen Republicans are running for president, but just one is getting attention. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's emails are back in the spotlight. NPR's Scott Simon talks to politics editor Ron Elving.

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John Kasich On Health Policy, Religion And Inclusiveness

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 6:47am

The Ohio governor entered the crowded race for the GOP presidential nomination this week. Kasich tells NPR's Scott Simon why he feels he stands out among the candidates.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 6:47pm

Obama administration sources tell NPR they won't try to stop the release of Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel and is eligible for parole in the fall.

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Theater Shooting Highlights High Rate Of Gun Deaths In Louisiana

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:08pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, about the high level of gun deaths in the state of Louisiana.

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Obama Embarks On First Trip To Kenya As President

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

President Obama arrives in Kenya on Friday for his first visit to his father's homeland since becoming president. He will address an African entrepreneur conference.

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Dealing With The Donald: GOP Leaders Consider How To Handle The Trump Effect

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump's rise in the polls is not exactly how the Republican Party establishment hoped the 2016 presidential race would play out. The question is whether they can do anything to contain it.

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N.C. Governor Approves Ban Removing Statues From Public Property

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

North Carolina's governor signed a bill banning the removal of monuments on public property. The bill took on new life after the Charleston, S.C., shootings sparked debate about the Confederate flag.

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Vietnam War Study Raises Concerns About Veterans' Mental Health

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war. The researchers warn that, based on these findings, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will likely struggle with their own health problems for decades to come.

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Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton Emails, Donald Trump

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest with Hillary Clinton's emails, the Donald Trump phenomenon, economic issues and minimum wage increases.

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Dealing With The Donald: GOP Considers How To Handle The Trump Effect

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump's rise in the polls is not exactly how the Republican Party establishment hoped the 2016 presidential race would play out. The question is whether they can do anything to contain it.

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N.C. Governor Approves Ban On Removing Statues From Public Property

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

North Carolina's governor signed a bill banning the removal of monuments on public property. The bill took on new life after the Charleston, S.C., shootings sparked debate about the Confederate flag.

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FBI Asked To Investigate Possible Classified Information In Clinton Emails

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR has the latest on the referral to the FBI to probe whether classified information was mishandled in relation to the use of a private email server by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Obama Greeted Warmly On First Presidential Trip To Kenya

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:11pm

The visit has a personal resonance for the president, whose father was born there. He is expected to discuss trade and security issues.

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Report: Officials Seek Criminal Inquiry Over Clinton's Use Of Private Email

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 5:57am

The New York Times reports that two inspectors general want the Justice Department to investigate whether classified information was mishandled.

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Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

Donald Trump visited the border with Mexico and said he would crack down on illegal immigration if elected president. But he was less strident than he has been in other recent remarks.

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Apology Demanded For Mustard Gas Experiment Subjects

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:46pm

Members of Congress have written to the Secretary of Defense asking him to tell black, Puerto Rican and Japanese American soldiers that they were unjustly chosen to be poisoned in experiments in WWII.

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House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:26pm

A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs.

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Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:33pm

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's harsh description of immigrants has galvanized his base of supporters. He says he wants tougher border restrictions.

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Obama Actions Would Likely Protect Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:33pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Marc Rosenblum, the author of a new Migration Policy Institute study that found Obama's executive actions could protect some 87 percent from deportation.

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Nigerian President: U.S. Refusal To Provide Weapons Aides Extremism

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:39pm

Nigeria's president says the United States' refusal to sell his country needed weapons is aiding and abetting Islamist extremists waging a deadly campaign there. President Muhammadu Buhari made his comments as he ended a four-day visit to the U.S. this week.

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