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U.N. Report: No Country Has Achieved Equality For Women

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:01pm

Hillary Clinton is among those who will address the U.N. as it looks at gender issues 20 years after the Beijing confab. Its new report notes that violence against women remains "alarmingly high."

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U.N. Analysis Says Violence Against Women At 'Alarmingly High Levels'

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:01pm

At the United Nations on Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon introduced an analysis that says no country has achieved gender equality.

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In Israeli Election, Arab Sportscaster Runs On Ticket Of Mainstream Jewish Party

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:32pm

Sportscaster-turned-politician Zouheir Bahloul is one of the few Arab citizens of Israel to ever run for parliament on the ticket of the Labor Party, which is a mainstream Jewish party. During the war in Gaza last summer, Bahloul appeared as a commentator on Israeli news programs, trying to bridge the divide between Israeli Arabs and Jews.

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White House: Obama Traded Emails With Clinton, But Didn't Know Account Was Private

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:49pm

The president told CBS over the weekend that he learned about Clinton's use of a private email address while she was secretary of state through news reports like "everybody else."

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Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Appeals Court

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:32pm

The court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at Univeristy of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, including opt-out rules for religious groups.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:42pm

His state is the 25th in the nation to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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Obama Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela, Invoking Emergency Powers

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:46am

Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees," President Obama issues an executive order imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's military and intelligence services.

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Politics Roundup: From Iowa To Hillary Clinton's Email Account

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

Potential Republican presidential candidates showed off in Iowa this weekend, while Hillary Clinton — the presumptive Democratic candidate — dealt with a bubbling controversy over her private email account. A bump in the road? Or is it yet another scandal involving a Clinton?

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In Iowa, 2016 Has Begun — At Least For The Republican Party

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:57am

When it comes to presidential politics, Iowa is where things all get started, long before most people realize the election season has begun. And like it or not, the race is on ... if only on one side.

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Clintons Face Scrutiny Ahead Of Hillary's Campaign Announcement

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 9:30am

As the country awaits a decision on a possible 2016 presidential run, Hilary and former president Bill Clinton are forced to defend decisions involving donations and Hillary's email practices.

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GOP Hopefuls Do A Balancing Act At Ag Summit

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 7:08am

A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls took turns blasting the Obama administration but showed their differences on energy subsidies at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

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How To Oust A House Speaker (Hint: Don't Even Try)

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:52am

A group of conservative representatives in the House are unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner and they want to replace him. Can they do it?

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More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:16am

With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.

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Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:20pm

Questions about Hillary Clinton's reliance on a private email account when she was Secretary of State will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.

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Russian Democracy Activist Says Nemtsov's Death A Major Turning Point

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:26pm

The murder of high-profile Russian democracy activist Boris Nemtsov has sent a chill through the Russian pro-democracy movement, says Leonid Gozman. The longtime reform proponent tells NPR's Melissa Block he sees Nemtsov's death last week as a major turning point.

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Justice Department To File Corruption Charges Against Sen. Menendez

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:26pm

The Justice Department plans to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor.

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Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:49pm

It is alleged that the Democrat did political favors for a friend and donor. It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:32pm

President Obama will speak in Selma, Ala., Saturday, a half century after civil rights marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were attacked by state troopers.

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Live Chat: Justice Department's Ferguson Policing Report

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:29pm

At 4pm E.T., NPR's Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson and St. Louis Public Radio's Emanuele Berry answer questions on Reddit about the DOJ's report on discriminatory policing in Ferguson, Mo.

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Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

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

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are moving through immigration courts without legal representation. An ACLU lawsuit calls for the government to provide them with lawyers.

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