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S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:39pm

After the shooting in Charleston, S.C., the political fallout continues. Gov. Nikki Haley renewed a push to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds in a press conference Monday.

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This California Raisin Grower Just Got His Day In The Sun

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:39pm

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a group of California raisin growers who objected to being forced to participate in a crop set-aside program.

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U.S., China Face Tensions At 7th Strategic And Economic Dialogue

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:33pm

Cyber hacking and tension in the South China Sea will be among the issues discussed during the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, on Monday in Washington, D.C. The three-day event focuses on addressing the immediate and long-term economic and strategic interests of both countries.

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Obama Speaks Candidly On Gun Control, Race In Podcast Appearance

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:24pm

President Obama spoke frankly about race relations and gun violence in America with comedian Marc Maron. The two issues were brought to the forefront by the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.

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Graham And Haley Set To Join Those Calling For Flag's Removal In S.C.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:37pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is expected to call for the Confederate battle flag to be removed from a prominent place on the State House grounds.

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Released From Prison, Nuclear Protest Nun Now Likely To Stay Free

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 1:34pm

The Justice Department said it will not seek a rehearing after Sister Megan Rice's sabotage conviction was thrown out last month.

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Confederate Flag Controversy Raised Again After S.C. Church Shooting

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

The place that the confederate flag should occupy has long divided the country. Many want the flag to be removed. But some leading Republicans have defended the right of South Carolina to display it.

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Rethinking The Presidential Debate

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 6:55am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Democratic and Republican communications strategists Anita Dunn and Beth Myers about proposals to change the way we organize presidential debates.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:34am

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, shares his thoughts on the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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For Ted Cruz, The Hard Part Comes Next

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:03am

Despite rousing speeches to faith gatherings, the Texas senator hasn't shown yet that he can marry that energy with the hand-to-hand campaigning needed to win voters in Iowa and South Carolina.

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Courted By Candidates, Faith Voters Say They Want To Hear More

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 4:03am

Attendees of the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference say they want to hear the candidates talk about higher education, defense and gun rights.

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Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 4:03am

Sanders grew up a city kid, dreaming of a life in the Green Mountain State. Now, a friend says, "I think he needs his fix of Vermont."

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Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 5:29pm

A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.

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Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:46pm

The shooting at a historically black church in Charleston briefly put a pause on the campaign. But eventually politics crept back in, and both sides, as usual, took different lessons from the tragedy.

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Week In Politics: Charleston, S.C., Shooting, Papal Encyclical

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, and pending decisions from the Supreme Court.

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European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

It's crunch time again in the eurozone debt negotiations. Greece probably won't be able to pay back a bailout loan by the end of the month, as the country refuses to reform its pension system.

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NAACP Urges S.C. To Remove Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

The NAACP issued the demand in the wake of the mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. The shooting reignites an old debate over the flag's prominence in the South.

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'Juneteenth' Marks Day Slaves In Texas Were Told They Were Free

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

After the Emancipation Proclamation, some slave owners kept the news from their slaves. In a 1941 recording, a former slave recalls June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas were told they were free.

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Settlement Reached To Overhaul Mississippi Juvenile Courts

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:27am

The Justice Department deal follows a scathing report that uncovered systemic violations of due process rights of young people.

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Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Pope Francis made headlines around the world with his encyclical calling for action on climate change. In the U.S., that's put Republican presidential candidates on the defensive.

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