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60 Percent: Record Number Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage In Poll

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:08pm

It's a far cry from 1996, the first year in which Gallup posed the question to Americans. Back then, 68 percent of respondents said same-sex marriages should not be valid.

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Amtrak Train Derailment Highlights Delays Installing Safety Controls

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

The delay in installing the automated control system that may have prevented last week's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is being blamed on not enough funding and complex design issues.

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Supporters Aim To Protect Adult Adoptees From Deportation

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

When a child is adopted by a U.S. citizen, they become a U.S. citizen. But that process didn't become automatic until 2000, and adoptees that had aged into adulthood were excluded.

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Highway Trust Fund Is 'Broke,' Ex-Transportation Secretary LaHood Says

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

Lawmakers face a deadline to fund federal highway and mass transit repair. One option is to increase a gas tax. Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks to Steve Inskeep about his ideas.

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Nevada GOP Aggressively Tries To Break Democrats' Lock On Latino Voters

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

Latino voters in swing states like Nevada could decide the outcome of the 2016 race for president. Democrats have historically had a lock on their vote. But Republicans think they can change that.

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Lawmakers Divided Over McConnell's Desire To Extend Surveillance Plan

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to extend the provision of the Patriot Act that authorizes the NSA's bulk collection of phone records before it expires. Others want the program reined in.

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Community Policing Doesn't Sit Well With Everyone, Former Prosecutor Says

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 4:15pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Eugene O'Donnell, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a former NYPD officer and prosecutor, who says not everyone agrees on how police should work.

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Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:54pm

People are contrasting media and police reaction to the Texas shootout with their reaction to the recent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo.

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Obama To Regulate Police Use Of Some Military-Style Hardware

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:24pm

President Obama visited Camden, N.J., Monday to discuss recommendations from his task force on 21st century policing. The White House is setting new limits on police use of military hardware.

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Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:24pm

In 2008, Michigan passed the most generous film tax rebate program in the country. The goal was to create a booming film industry, but some studies showed the program costed the taxpayers too much.

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White House Says Fall Of Ramadi, Iraq, Is A 'Setback'

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:24pm

The Obama administration downplays the self-proclaimed Islamic State takeover of the important Iraqi city of Ramadi as Iraq emerges again as a major American political issue.

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Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:55pm

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but but some still worry about cyberthreats.

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President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really.'

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:39pm

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Is 'Having A Blast' As He Preps Presidential Run

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 9:10am

Graham told NPR he knows he'll have to work to introduce himself to voters, despite his long tenure in politics.

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Romney, Putin In Action Over The Weekend

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:15am

Ex-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romeny went 2 rounds with boxer Evander Holyfield in a charity event. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin played hockey in a game showcasing retired Russian pros.

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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham May Join GOP Race For President

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was in Iowa over the weekend for the state GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. In all 11 official or likely presidential hopefuls were there.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Serve Up Ice Cream, Cheese And Red Meat To Iowans

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 8:38am

Likely 2016 candidates gave short speeches at the Iowa Lincoln Day Dinner before wooing voters at their hospitality suites downstairs with homestate fare in a more relaxed environment.

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GOP Presidential Race Revs Its Motors At Iowa Dinner

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:19am

The 2016 presidential race is off to a slow start compared to the last two cycles. But the activity is starting to heat up in Iowa, where official and potential candidates spoke at a GOP dinner.

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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:30am

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:51am

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

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