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Rand Paul Wants To Run For President — And Senate

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:50pm

Whether the Senator can still keep that electoral insurance policy rests in the hands of Kentucky Republicans this weekend. Kentucky law prohibits it, but his backers are trying to change that.

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Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American Congressman, Dies

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:49pm

Former Rep. Stokes has died at the age of 90 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was the first African-American representative elected from Ohio and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Thai Business Owners Worry Bombing Could Drive Away Tourists

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:49pm

The Thai economy has been struggling since the military seized power 15 months ago. The bombing in Bangkok Monday has raised fears that tourism — a driver of the economy — may now struggle too with many foreigners among the dead.

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Justice Department Inquiry Into Hillary Clinton Email Server Continues

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:49pm

The Justice Department, Congress and inspector general watchdogs are looking at the email practices of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton even as the 2016 presidential race intensifies.

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'Rosenwald' Celebrates 'The Greatest Philanthropist You've Never Heard Of'

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:49pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Aviva Kempner about her latest documentary on Julius Rosenwald, the successful businessman who helped advance the cause of educating African-Americans in the South.

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Israeli Court Suspends Detention Of Palestinian Prisoner On Hunger Strike

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:49pm

Israel's highest court temporarily suspended Tuesday the detention of a Palestinian prisoner who had been on a hunger strike for two months.

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Prominent Syrian Archaeologist Killed By ISIS In Palmyra

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:49pm

The Islamic State has beheaded a prominent Syrian archaeologist in Palmyra, Syria. The city is home to Roman ruins under threat amid ISIS' record for destroying antiquities.

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Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American U.S. Congressman, Dies At 90

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 1:51pm

Stokes represented Ohio for 15 terms. He also served as chairman of the House select committee investigating the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.

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For Latinos, Environment Seems Just As Important As Immigration

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:01pm

Latinos, more than other Americans, see climate change as a man-made problem. An increasing body of research shows that they are deeply concerned about its potential impact on their families.

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For Latinos, Environment Seems Just As Important As Immigration

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:01pm

A new poll finds that Latinos are deeply concerned about the environment — particularly air and water pollution — and the potential impact of climate change on their families.

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2016 Campaigns Will Spend $4.4 Billion On TV Ads, But Why?

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:57am

TV ads drive name recognition, but it's uncertain exactly how much more they do than that. Yet spending on them will hit record levels in the 2016 cycle.

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EPA Rules Aspire To Slash Oil Industry Methane Emissions

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:13am

The Obama administration proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decades. The rules won't be finalized until shortly before Obama leaves office.

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The Evolution Of The Immigration Term: Alien

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:13am

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements about immigration, including calls to deport "criminal aliens," have fueled the debate about the language used in immigration discussions.

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U.S. Army Sergeant: 'Excited,' 'Intrigued,' By Women Completing Ranger Course

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sgt. Janiece Marquez, who worked alongside Green Berets in Afghanistan, about whether this is a victory for those seeking to change the gendering within Army policy.

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Two Women Become The First To Complete U.S. Army Ranger Course

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:29pm

The first women have completed the tough and grueling Army Ranger training course. But it's still uncertain whether the women will be allowed to serve in ground combat units.

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Hungary Builds Controversial Border Fence To Disrupt Flow Of Migrants

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:29pm

A controversial border fence to keep out migrants who travel to Hungary through Serbia will be finished by the end of August. Opponents say it violates European Union laws, but officials in several member states, including Germany, say it's not their place to decide how to deal with the growing influx of refugees into EU countries that border non-EU countries.

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How The Devaluation Of The Yuan Could Have Long-Lasting Effects In Africa

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Deborah Brautigam, director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, about the relationship between the Chinese and African economies.

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Egyptian Government Imposes Strict Anti-Terrorism Law

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Nathan Brown, a professor at George Washington University, about the constitutionality of the law and the concern it will be used to crackdown on political dissent.

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EPA Announces New Regulations On Methane Emissions

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:29pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent over the next 10 years. The new regulations are expected to regulate emissions from natural gas wells.

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Congressman Pleads 'Not Guilty' To Corruption Charges

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 2:45pm

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., faces charges including theft of charitable funding and bribery. A federal indictment links the alleged actions to his failed 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia.

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