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Rand Paul Jumps Into Presidential Race; TV Ads Already Try To Discredit Him

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Rand Paul officially declares for the Republican presidential nomination, a low-profile secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy. The ad echoes the Swift Boat Veterans attacks on Democrat John Kerry 11 years ago. It should. It was produced by the same consultant.

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Examining The Iran Nuclear Framework And The Worry That Surrounds It

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

There's still a lot of work to do before the U.S. and five other nations reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Some worried people are already looking at what will happen once provisions of the deal start to run out a decade or more from now. Steve Inskeep talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent with "The Atlantic."

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Historic Ferguson Election Adds More African-Americans To City Council

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

In Ferguson, Missouri, two African-Americans won seats on the six-body City Council. The unusually high-profile election, was the first big election since one of the city's former white police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man.

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S.C. Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a traffic stop last Saturday was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Officials said a video, which shows the officer firing at the man as he fled, played a role in the decision.

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What Would A Nuclear Deal With Iran Really Mean?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Iran and six world powers have a framework on Iran's nuclear program. Steve Inskeep talks to Williams Burns, who led an early round of negotiations with Iran during the Obama administration.

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Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Deal Provides Fuel For Critics

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

The president is trying to persuade Republicans and other skeptics to support the nuclear framework agreement. But he may have harmed his own cause.

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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday night in a rematch of the 2014 title game, which UConn also won. Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Smith, a contributing writer to espnW.

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Fight For Water Heats Up In Desert Southwest

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

In New Mexico, there's a battle over the Gila River. The state has decided to divert the river and capture the water for later use. Critics say the move will be too costly and environmentally harmful.

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Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?

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April Marks The Centennial Of Armenian Genocide

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Some countries, including the U.S., have yet to fully and formally recognize the event. Steve Inskeep revisits history with Eugene Rogan, author of The Fall of the Ottomans.

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Chicago Voters Keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Office

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.

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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Get Science Chops

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:35am

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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Deford: Americans Don't Care About Major League Soccer

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:49am

The curmudgeonly sports commentator is pessimistic about the prospect of American soccer becoming popular.

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States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:48am

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:46am

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.

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