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Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:31am

The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.

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President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 7:13am

The remarks came in a speech wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya. Next, Obama goes to Ethiopia.

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For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:32am

Steve Deace, an Iowa conservative talk radio host, speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the Republican field is shaping up for caucuses this winter.

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The 2016 Election Is All About Economics — And Anger

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:03am

It's the (frustration about the) economy, stupid. Democrats and Republicans are trying to channel that, but offer very different solutions — so much so, it seems they live in two different realities.

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Clinton To Testify Again Before Benghazi Committee

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 1:22pm

The former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate says she will appear to discuss the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.

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Obama In Kenya: 'Africa Is On The Move'

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 8:40am

The president told a summit of entrepreneurs in Nairobi that there were enormous opportunities for commerce in the continent.

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Can The South Carolina GOP Get Rid Of Its Confederate Ghosts?

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 7:03am

While many Republican voters didn't necessarily agree with the decision to remove the Confederate Flag from the state capitol, they're now worried it could mean the removal of more memorials.

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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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