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Reporting Post-Ferguson: A Journey To 'Very Dark Places'

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 5:08am

MSNBC's Trymaine Lee was one of several African-American journalists who shared their stories of reporting on racially-charged violence with Code Switch's Gene Demby.

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Creator Of The 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Party Endorses Candidate Deez Nuts

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:56pm

New York politician Jimmy McMillan founded The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. Now he's endorsing presidential candidate Deez Nuts, a 15-year-old boy from Iowa.

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Judge To Redraw Florida's Congressional Maps After Legislature Fails To Reach Deal

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:23pm

Because the Sunshine State's legislature can't decide on how to redraw lines, a Florida judge will do it for them.

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Letter From Obama Wins Congressman's Support For Iran Deal

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

President Obama today won over a key ally in support of the Iran nuclear deal after sending New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler a lengthy letter. In it, the President reassured the congressman that he would use any means necessary — "including military means" — to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. This is just one example of the commander-in-chief working as a lobbyist-in-chief to secure approval of the deal.

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Week In Politics: Campaigns Grapple With Immigration, #BlackLivesMatter

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

Audie speaks with syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker, from Mobile, Ala., and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review and columnist for BloombergView, to discuss recent developments in the 2016 presidential race.

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Trump Still Leads In Race For Republican Presidential Nomination

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

The latest CNN/ORC poll shows 24 percent of Republican voters like what they see in Donald Trump. Who are these supporters, and what is Trump's appeal?

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Jeb Bush Is Suddenly Attacking Trump. Here's Why That Matters

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:27pm

Facing a drop in polls and on the defensive, the former Florida governor is trying to find his swagger by attacking Trump. But it's an uncomfortable position for the non-confrontational Bush.

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7 Started, Then Abandoned, Articles On Deez Nuts

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:23pm

Would you vote for the "Schweddy-Nuts" ticket in 2016? It could be a winner.

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Despite Political Rhetoric, 'Anchor Babies' Are Not Exactly Easy To Stop

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:03am

Gov. Bush and Sen. Rubio have both said they want to crack down on unauthorized immigrants who have children in the US. But exactly how they'd do that remains unclear.

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Trump Is Here To Stay — At Least For A While. Here's Why

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:03am

Who is the Trump coalition? Working-class white men and core Republicans find his straightforward style, non-politician approach refreshing. That means he could have staying power in this race.

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Fox News Chairman Ailes Forced To Steady Relationship With Trump

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 4:20am

Roger Ailes is used to having Republican politicians show deference to his channel but presidential candidate Donald Trump shows deference to pretty much no one — and that's scrambled the equation.

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Fact Check: Is Refinancing Student Debt Really Good Policy?

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 4:02am

Student loan debt is turning into a major campaign issue, and one solution many candidates can agree on is allowing graduates to refinance their student loans. But it may not be the best way to help.

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With Its 100th Episode, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Has Found Its Voice

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 7:24pm

The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.

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Iran Lobbying Battle Heats Up On The Airwaves

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 5:20pm

Lawmakers have left Washington, D.C., for August recess, but intense lobbying over the Iran nuclear deal followed them home.

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How Well Do War And Women's Health Mix?

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Col. Anne Naclerio, a medical doctor with the Army, about the simple steps that can be taken to help women before and during deployment to war zones.

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Jimmy Carter 'Completely At Ease' Despite Cancer Diagnosis

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:29pm

In a news conference to discuss his health, former President Jimmy Carter also looked back on his life, his presidency and his work with the Carter Center.

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In That TV Ad, What Exactly Are Those Parents Worried About?

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:17pm

The TV ads say rules involving retirement advice must be "fixed," but they may leave you scratching your head. Brokers and insurance agents are behind the ads, which aim to block tougher new rules.

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Black Lives Matter Activist: Hillary Clinton's Racial Justice Record Is 'Abysmal'

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Daunasia Yancey, the founder of Black Lives Matter in Boston, about the group's discussion with Clinton last week.

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UN Critcizes Saudi-Backed Operations In Yemen, But U.S. Stays Silent

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:32pm

The United Nations and others in the international community are increasing their criticism of Saudi-backed operations in Yemen, but the U.S. is still backing its ally.

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Preventing Armageddon: The Economic Hurdles Of Asteroid Defense

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:32pm

Some scientists say we should be doing more to protect the Earth from asteroids. The technical issues are relatively easy, but the economics of asteroid defense are much harder.

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