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Former President Jimmy Carter To Start Treatment For Cancer In Brain

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

Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has melanoma on his brain and will undergo his first radiation treatment Thursday. He is also stepping away from many of his duties at the Carter Center.

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Former President Carter Says He Will 'Cut Back Dramatically' On Public Schedule

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:36am

Doctors found cancer in Carter's liver and brain. He's starting radiation therapy Thursday. Carter, the son of a peanut farmer, served as the 39th president of the United States, from 1977 to 1981.

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How Colorado Politics Could Interfere With New EPA Standards

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

When it comes to new regulations for existing coal-fired power plants, Colorado is ahead of the curve. But the state's governor and attorney general are clashing over next steps.

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Businesses, Workers Confused By LA County's Minimum Wage Hike

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

LA County Board of Supervisors approved a $15 minimum wage for unincorporated areas. But half of county residents live in areas with a lower wage due to the number of cities that make up the county.

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How Realistic Is Donald Trump's Immigration Plan?

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:10am

Donald Trump had lacked for policy specifics until he came out with his very specific, hard-line immigration plan. But some of those in the trenches of immigration reform say it's dead on arrival.

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This Famous Campaign Stop Is Actually A Mirage

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:48am

Robie's General Store is one of New Hampshire's most famous political stops, attracting nearly every on the presidential campaign trail. But don't try to actually buy milk and eggs here.

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Government Inquiry Into Clinton Emails Likely To Widen

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:16pm

The FBI investigation into the Clinton email controversy could soon go beyond whether classified information passed through the private server she used as secretary of state.

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Trump Immigration Plan Raises Legal Questions About Birthright Citizenship

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Suzanna Sherry, professor of law at Vanderbilt University, about the constitutionality of birthright citizenship, following Donald Trump's call to end it.

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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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