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Why Lowering Student Loan Interest Rates Isn't A Game-Changer

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 8:03am

Hillary Clinton wants people with student loan debt to pay lower interest. That kind of help may not boost the people who need it most.

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Where Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Change

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:03am

The majority of Americans favor government action, but the candidates — and big donors — differ greatly. Here is what they've said on the topic, beginning with whether climate change is real.

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Donald Trump's On Again Off Again Relationship With Fox News

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

The Republican presidential debate earned Fox News record ratings, and despite the clash, no outlet has done more of late to present Donald Trump as a serious thinker than Fox.

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Obama On Iran Deal: 'Attitudes Will Change'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR, President Obama said once people see the nuclear deal in action, they will "recognize that whatever parade of horribles was presented in opposition have not come true."

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How Going To College Could Change Under Hillary Clinton's New Plan

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:53am

Her plan moves farther and farther away from the dorms-and-tailgates stereotype.

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U.S. Air Force To Send Warplanes To Europe For Training Missions

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:20pm

The Air Force plans to send more warplanes for training exercises with Eastern European allies amid growing concern Russia is beefing up armaments along the border with those NATO allies.

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U.S. Consulate Targeted As Violent Attacks Sweep Across Turkey

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:58pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Nick Tattersall, Reuters bureau chief in Turkey, about the two assailants who opened fire at the U.S. consulate building in Istanbul Monday.

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Bernie Sanders Releases Racial Justice Plan After Black Lives Matter Protests

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has energized many political progressives, but the Vermont Senator has drawn criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Democrats Sound Similar Alarm On College Affordability

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan to make college more affordable on Monday. How does it compare with the proposals of her Democratic opponents?

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Scientists Write Letter To Obama Praising Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews physicist Richard Garwin, one of the authors of the letter, who says the deal defers Iran's ability to develop a weapon for several years.

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Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:21pm

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the act's enforcement — and opens the door for new restrictions.

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Full Video And Transcript: NPR's Interview With President Obama

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:31am

Speaking with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president addressed critics of the Iran nuclear deal and whether he feels more free to address racial issues now.

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Trump's Comments May Help To Shine Spotlight On Women's Issues

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Donald Trump is not apologizing for comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that many say are inappropriate and sexist. That's putting women's issues front and center in the Republican campaign.

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'Ideological' or 'Illogical': President Obama Responds To Iran Deal Critics

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR to be broadcast this week, the president spoke strongly of his critics, including some in his own party. He also talked about letting his passions show more in his sixth year.

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Black Lives Matter Activists Commandeer Sanders Speech In Seattle

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 8:12am

The Democratic presidential candidate had just begun to speak when two women took the stage and seized the microphone.

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Group Sets Out To Increase The Numbers Of Latinos In Office

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:29am

As 2016 heats up, Latino PACs are trying to build a base of voters and donors to sway the election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Cristobal Alex of Latino Victory Project about his group's efforts.

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Should The Republican Party Worry About The Trump Phenomenon?

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:29am

Mary Kate Cary, speechwriter for the first president Bush, says Donald Trump is damaging the Republican brand. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin how the other presidential contenders should react.

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Wyoming Governor: EPA Is 'Shutting Down The Coal Industry'

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:29am

President Obama's new environmental guidelines will likely curb coal-generated power. Gov. Matt Mead tells NPR's Rachel Martin what this means for Wyoming, the nation's biggest coal producer.

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Despite Disinvite, Trump Dominates GOP Confab

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:29am

The Red State Gathering in Atlanta may have disinvited Donald Trump after his disparaging remarks about Megyn Kelly. But the Trump phenomenon is very much on the minds of the conservative activists there.

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A Year After Ferguson: Obama Tells NPR He Feels 'Great Urgency'

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:10am

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, the president rejects the suggestion that political considerations put race relations on the back burner in his first term.

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