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A Re-Opened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 8:07am

When the U.S. re-opens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

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Decades Of Politics And Partnership In Jimmy Carter's 'Full Life'

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 6:52am

Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, A Full Life, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.

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Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.

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Week In Politics: New GOP Candidates, Donald Trump

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's GOP announcements.

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Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump's appeal to the state's voters.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:20pm

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:03pm

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:31pm

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

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Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:38pm

The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.

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Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:32pm

NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Tony Blinken, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and the former deputy national security advisor for President Obama, about the latest on the negotiations with Iran.

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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:45pm

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:34pm

The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the confederacy.

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Obama Touts New Federal Overtime Pay Rule In Wisconsin

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:30pm

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin Friday to tout the administration's new proposed rule that could make 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay.

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:30pm

Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.

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Former Sen. Jim Webb Announces Run For Democratic Nomination

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:48pm

Webb, 69, represented Virginia for a single term beginning in 2007. He says the country "needs a fresh approach to solving problems."

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Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:47pm

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

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Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:28pm

The Democratic candidate drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:01am

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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