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Obama's First Trip To Kenya As President Is Less About His Roots This Time

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:53pm

President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.

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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:38pm

Disabled Americans are twice as likely to be poor as those without disabilities. They continue to face many financial and physical barriers, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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How Democratic-Leaning Detroit Helped Shape Ben Carson's Conservative Views

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:48pm

Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community, but a look at where Carson grew up reveals a young man determined to carve his own path.

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Surprise: America's Roads Are Improving

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:40pm

A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.

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How Much Is Donald Trump Worth? We Still Don't Know.

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:30pm

The GOP presidential candidate's 92-page financial disclosure still doesn't answer the most burning question — exactly how much is the boisterous billionaire businessman worth?

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Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:33am

Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:03am

A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.

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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:02am

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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'Washington Post' Urges U.N. To Help Free Reporter Held In Iran

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:26pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Washington Post editor Martin Baron for an update on Jason Rezaian's ongoing detainment and trials in Iran.

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Paul Just The latest Candidate To Assault Paper

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:10pm

Rand Paul burned and used a wood chipper and chainsaw on a stack of paper representing the federal tax code. But he's hardly the first candidate to attack what he sees as an offensive pile of paper.

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The Story Of South Korea Told Through One Cartoonist

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:57pm

One cartoonist in Seoul has shaped and defined South Korean culture for decades. NPR meets the artist on the last day of an exhibition devoted to the scope of his career.

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Political TV Advertising Expected To Cost $4.4 Billion In 2016

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:33pm

A $4.4 billion tidal wave of political ads may be coming at Americans this election season. The estimate comes from a firm that tracks TV advertising.

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With U.S.-Cuba Ties Restored, Embargo Leaves Trade Restrictions In Place

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:33pm

Washington, D.C., and Havana may have restored diplomatic ties, but the crippling trade embargo against Cuba is still in place — for now. President Obama has started paving the way to increase the export of agricultural products to Cuba, and to begin exporting construction and telecommunications equipment.

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Despite Fear Of Bullets, One Pakistani Minority Refuses To Stay Tight-Lipped

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:33pm

In Pakistan, speaking your mind on some issues can cost you your life. But one small minority is refusing to be silenced.

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Turkish Government Criticized After Kurdish Community Center Attack

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:33pm

Turkey, one of the key U.S. allies in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State, was shaken this week by a bombing on a Kurdish community center that has the government fending off accusations of being soft on Islamists.

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After Nuclear Deal, European Businesses Flock To Iran

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:33pm

Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.

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Responding To Trump, Lindsey Graham Takes His Frustrations Out On His Phone

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:18pm

After Donald Trump gave out his cell number, the South Carolina senator and 2016 hopeful destroys his phone in a video with fire, a blender, a golf club and more.

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Trump Draws Large Crowd, Attacks Rivals In South Carolina Campaign Stop

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took more swipes at his campaign rivals, including Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry, as he appeared before a large crowd in South Carolina.

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Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:22am

President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves "The Daily Show" next month.

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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:01pm

When Zachary Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare he destroyed the only clinic providing abortions in the Flathead Valley of Montana. More than a year later, the clinic remains closed.

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