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7 Takeaways, 14 Top Cases From A Short-Handed High Court

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 5:28am

The loss of Antonin Scalia led to a number of 4-4 ties, allowing lower court decisions to stand. Harder to quantify is the impact his absence had on the thinking and decision making of other justices.

Election Escapism: Fan Fiction For The 2016 Candidates

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 5:00am

Fan fiction, once reserved for the fantasy genre, is making its way to the campaign trail.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Obama, Trudeau And Peña Nieto As The Three Amigos

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 5:00am

This week, the Internet looked at these three male leaders in the way it might look at women. That may be a good thing.

White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.

Week In Politics: Bill Clinton, Trump On Trade

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brooking Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Bill Clinton's role in Hillary Clinton's campaign and Donald Trump's speeches on trade.

The Obama Years: Views On A Presidency, Across America

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 2:41pm

How has life changed over the past eight years under President Obama? NPR hits the road to ask Americans about Obama's White House years on everything from jobs and energy to race and immigration.

On A Tight Travel Budget? You'll Appreciate This Year's July 4th Bargains

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 1:52pm

Record numbers of Americans are expected to be traveling over the long holiday weekend. Both gasoline prices and air fares are down from 2015, making holiday trips more affordable for millions.

Despite Trump's Promise For 'Showbiz' Convention, Tradition Appears To Be Winning

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 1:17pm

Trump seems to be wrestling with his impulse as an entertainer and marketer, and the promises he's made to Republican leaders to appropriately carry "the mantle" of the party.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: 'Heebeejabis,' Trump's Tebow Helmet

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:15am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today: listen as a women tells Trump to replace TSA 'heebeejabis' with veterans, and read about Trump's Tim Tebow helmet.

Loretta Lynch Will Follow Recommendations In Clinton Email Case

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 9:22am

After bipartisan outcry over the attorney general's meeting with Bill Clinton, she says she'll leave the conclusion in Hillary Clinton's email investigation to career lawyers and FBI agents.

Lynch Will Accept Recommendations Of Lawyers, Agents, On Clinton Email Probe

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 6:33am

After furor over a meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, a Justice Department official says career lawyers and FBI agents will make determinations on Hillary Clinton's case.

President Obama Defends His Record On Race

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 6:24am

President Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn't done enough to deliver results for their communities.

President Obama Defends His Record On Race

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 6:23am

President Obama answers critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, he hasn't done enough to deliver results for their communities.

Campaign Reminder Of The Week: No Man (Or Woman) Is An Island

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 5:01am

Any meeting between Loretta Lynch and anyone even remotely related to Hillary Clinton raises not only eyebrows but obvious and legitimate questions. Meanwhile, Trump's sons ask for money from abroad.

Trump's Position On Trade Often Aligns With Left-Wing Economists

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to liberal-leaning economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Policy and Economic Research, about how Donald Trump's views on trade are similar to his own.

Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:01am

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin interviewed Vice President Joe Biden for Sunday's show. Biden is confident Sanders is going to endorse Clinton and that the Democratic party will unify.

NPR's Interview With President Obama About 'Obama's Years'

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR's radio special, the "Obama Years," about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.

Primary Heats Up After Rubio's About-Face. He'll Run For Re-Election

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:45am

In the Florida GOP primary for a U.S. Senate seat, challenger Carlos Beruff, a millionaire developer in the mold of Donald Trump, promises to give Sen. Marco Rubio a run for his money.

Biden: Bernie Sanders Is 'Going To Endorse' Hillary Clinton

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 6:43pm

Biden told NPR he's prepared to vouch for Clinton, who he will join on the campaign trail next week. "You're putting your rep on the line you're saying I think this person has character," he said.

Woman Asks Trump About Replacing TSA's 'Heebeejabis' With Veterans

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:54pm

"We are looking at that. We're looking at a lot of things," Donald Trump said Thursday, before quickly pivoting to border security.

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