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Sudanese President Avoids Arrest In South Africa For War Crimes

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews David Crane, the former prosecutor of the special court for Sierra Leone, about how President Omar al-Bashir was indicted by the ICC for war crimes in Darfur.

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Rachel Dolezal Resigns As President Of Spokane NAACP

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Northwest News Network reporter Jessica Robinson about how Dolezal resigned Monday after being accused of misrepresenting her racial background.

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U.S. Officials Say Nearly 14 Million Affected In OPM Breach

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:28pm

U.S. officials believe they now understand the scope of the Office of Personnel Management hack revealed earlier this month. Officials say the OPM hack likely affected 14 million people.

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The Race For President Really Begins This Week

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:27pm

For Republicans especially, the pressure is on to make the most of their nascent campaigns to make it into the first presidential debate on Aug. 6.

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Jeb Bush Makes It Official: He's Running

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:07pm

The former Florida governor becomes the 11th major Republican candidate for the party's presidential nomination.

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Supreme Court Denies N.C. Appeal On State's Ultrasound Abortion Law

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:02pm

The controversial 2011 law was previously struck down on the grounds that it reflected ideological, rather than medical, priorities.

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Fueled By Fear, How Richard Nixon Became 'One Man Against The World'

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:14pm

In his new book, New York Times journalist Tim Weiner paints a portrait of a president overwhelmed by wars at home and abroad, whose self-destructive behavior resulted in "political suicide."

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Washington's Trade Debate Becomes Democratic Presidential Primary Issue

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

President Obama wants Congress to give him fast-track trade authority for a deal he's negotiating with Pacific nations. Many Republicans are on his side but most Democrats are against it.

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Supreme Court To Announce Decision On Obamacare Subsidies

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

A Supreme Court ruling against the government would cut off health insurance subsidies to more than 6 million Americans, and threaten the basic mechanisms of the Affordable Care Act.

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He Was Born Republican Royalty, But 'Jebcito' Is From Miami

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

Jeb Bush grew up in Texas, summered in Maine and went to prep school Massachusetts. But the place he and his family chose to put down roots was Miami.

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What's Left For The Supreme Court: Same-Sex-Marriage, Obamacare, And More

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 11:18pm

It's crunch time for the U.S. Supreme Court as consequential decisions will be coming soon. The biggest issues left: same-sex marriages, subsidies under Obamacare and lethal-injection drugs.

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Clinton Picks A Park With No Ceiling, Glass Or Otherwise, For Launch

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 6:42am

At her first major campaign rally Saturday, Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone, pushing for a more inclusive economy and policies such as paid family leave and equal pay for women.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jeb Bush

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 6:03am

Jeb Bush is the son of a president and the brother of another, but there's more to know about the former Florida governor — and how different he is than the two past Bush presidents.

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Hillary Clinton Outlines Her Populist Presidential Vision

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 4:07pm

Hillary Clinton held her first big public rally today, cheered on by thousands of supporters on Roosevelt Island in New York. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Tamara Keith, who was there.

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Clinton Sketches Populist Message In First Major Speech Of Campaign

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:06pm

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state called for a new era of prosperity for all Americans and an end to Republican policies that favor the rich.

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Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Campaign In First Major Speech

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 11:31am

In a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon, NPR's Tamara Keith reports on Hillary Clinton's first big presidential campaign speech today, at New York's Roosevelt Island.

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Chicago Democrats Make Appeal To Republican Candidates

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:00am

Chicago is a Democratic stronghold, and the South Side neighborhood is no exception. But Pastor Corey Brooks tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Democrats have failed his friends and neighbors.

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Clinton Campaign Launch Takes A Personal Tone

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:00am

Hillary Clinton's been a declared candidate for two months, but she's staging a launch Saturday in New York. NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with NPR's Mara Liasson.

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Obama's 11th-Hour Push Fails To Sway House On Trade Deal

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:00am

Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.

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Political Rewind: What The Failed Trade Vote Means For Democrats

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 5:18pm

Progressive groups have threatened repercussions for Democrats who backed Obama's trade deal, but primary threats have been a GOP tactic of late. Plus, two big candidates kick off their campaigns.

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