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Latino Panhandlers, Ted Cruz, And The Republican Push For Hispanics

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:57am

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative," and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."

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Criminal Charges Could Come Today In N.J. Bridge Closures Scandal

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:41am

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein is scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. ET. The case could have implications for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely GOP presidential candidate.

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Indiana Struggles To Control HIV Outbreak Linked To Injected Drug Use

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:02am

State lawmakers passed a bill this week to allow needle exchanges across a wider area. But health workers in hard-hit counties say they need more help as the number of confirmed cases keeps climbing.

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Indiana Battles HIV Outbreak Linked To Intravenous Drug Use

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:02am

Poverty, administrative red tape and politics stand in the way as the number of confirmed cases continues to climb. Health policy experts are calling for a needle-exchange program to be expanded.

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Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:45pm

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:29pm

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:16pm

The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.

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Why Hillary Clinton Is Just Fine With Bernie Sanders' Candidacy

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:50pm

The liberal Vermont senator is running to Clinton's left. Another candidate or two on the Democratic side might actually be a good thing for Clinton.

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:27pm

The House panel voted Thursday to extend key provisions of the Patriot Act, but not a provision that gives the National Security Agency authority to collect millions of Americans' phone records.

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Returning To Vietnam Years After Fleeing War, A Man Finally Feels At Home

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:27pm

Duc Nguyen left Vietnam in 1975 as a boat person fleeing the communist advance. Now he has returned to an unlikely place — the seat of the communist government in Hanoi.

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'Uprising' Or 'Riot'? Depends Who's Watching

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:37pm

West Baltimore protests spark debate over how media portrays conflict.

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Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:26pm

People convicted of minor crimes years ago are suing to overturn a Pennsylvania law that bars them from working full time in nursing homes, locking them out of a fast-growing sector in the economy.

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#TBT: Hoping For Presidency, Former Senator Throws Rock In Water

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:41am

The 2008 presidential race was the first in the post-YouTube era. Candidates tried all kinds of things to break through, including former Sen. Mike Gravel simply throwing a rock in water.

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Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles In The Justice System

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

Senators Charles Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce bipartisan legislation to increase funding and overhaul a federal law that's designed to protect juveniles.

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5 Things You Should Know About Bernie Sanders

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:15pm

He's the longest-serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history who once voted with the National Rifle Association. Here's what you may not know.

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Seeking Presidency, 'Socialist' Sanders Looks To Elevate Less-Talked About Issues

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 7:51pm

Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He's aiming to elevate the issue of income inequality on the national stage.

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Court: Corporations May Be People, But 'Judges Are Not Politicians'

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:57pm

The Supreme Court has increased campaign spending limits, but not when it comes to judges. It found an "unavoidable appearance that judges who personally ask for money may diminish their integrity."

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It's Sotomayor V. Roberts In Supreme Court Death Penalty Drama

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:37pm

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and lawyers arguing in favor of Oklahoma's lethal-injection cocktail got into a clash so pronounced that Chief Justice John Roberts chastised Sotomayor for talking too much.

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Japan's Abe Pushes The Pacific Trade Deal Onto Center Stage

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 4:01pm

The Japanese prime minister used his time in the spotlight in Washington to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would create both prosperity and peace. Democrats remain skeptical.

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Remarks Show Outdated Definition Of Parents

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:58pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Joanna L. Grossman, professor of family law at Hofstra University, who says the arguments on gay marriage shed light on outdated ideas about family formation.

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