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President Obama, Raul Castro To Share Face Time At Americas Summit

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:48pm

The leaders of all 35 nations in the Western Hemisphere gather for the first time ever this week at the Summit of the Americas.

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Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton's Upcoming Announcement, Rand Paul's Remarks

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:48pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.

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'Great Wall Of Sand': China Builds Islands In Contested Waters

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:48pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Mira Rapp-Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about China's artificial islands.

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Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy For 2016 Presidential Election

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:48pm

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her intention to run for president Sunday. It will be her second run, and a very different campaign is in store.

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Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:39am

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

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Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Bid On Sunday

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:42am

NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.

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GOP Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Clashes With Media

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Rand Paul kicked off his campaign with media interviews and stops in states with early nominating contests. Reporters wanted to know if he'd shifted his views to better appeal to GOP voters.

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U.S. Intervention In The Caribbean Comes On China's Heels

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:23pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Margaret Myers, director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

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PHOTO: Vice President Biden Steals A Baby's Pacifier

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:52pm

Joe Biden has recently made headlines for getting a little too touchy with a cabinet member's wife. Now, a picture posted by Georgina Bloomberg shows Biden with her son's pacifier in his mouth.

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Cuban Dissidents, Castro Supporters Throw Fists At Americas Summit

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

A scuffle between members of a Cuban delegation and anti-Castro groups has raised tensions in Panama, ahead of the Summit of the Americas.

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In Jamaica, Obama Announces Plan To Diversify Caribbean Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

President Obama is in Jamaica, where the U.S. is trying to gain influence in the region by using a powerful tool — energy.

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3 Times Rand Paul Got 'Testy' This Week

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03pm

Days into his campaign, Paul is pouncing on the mainstream media and Democrats, though he insists his short temper is "pretty equal opportunity."

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Parents Protest Calif. Proposal To Do Away With Vaccination Exemptions

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A bill to require more children get vaccinated is moving forward in the Calif. legislature. But even in the state that saw a large measles outbreak this year, its passage is going to be difficult.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03am

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:31am

Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.

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More Body Cameras Are On The Way For North Charleston Police

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:01pm

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-S.C., discusses the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, S.C.

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Tom Cotton: Military Action Against Iran Would Only Take 'Several Days'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:40pm

The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.

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4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton's Up To

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:45am

Despite controversies with the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton is aiming to keep it going even if his wife, Hillary, becomes president.

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Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:03am

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.

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