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Brian Naylor

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Questions Swirl Around How Vet Jumped White House Fence

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Secret Service is reviewing how it secures the White House after an Iraq war vet jumped the fence and made it inside the doors before being subdued. What led up to the security lapse?

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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Veterans' Care Emerges As A Key, Bipartisan Issue In Campaign Ads

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"We don't see foreign policy events, the crisis in the Middle East, even border security here at home appearing in campaign ads to nearly the same degree," says one political ad expert.

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Candidates Court An Elusive Vote: Men

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

While Republicans typically do better among white males than do Democrats, candidates often have a harder time reaching men than women — no matter their race or political dispositions.

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Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Volunteers are combing through old ships' logbooks for the Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.

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Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

President Obama capped the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in downtown Washington, D.C., with a speech to the collected leaders and business people at the conference.

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Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73

Monday, August 04, 2014

Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.

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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average, responding to these fires has been costly. Now, the Obama administration is re-evaluating how it pays for fighting them.

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Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.

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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

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Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, like other GOP incumbents, is facing competition from his right as he runs for a third term. But his Tea Party challenger, Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.

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Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

Thursday, July 17, 2014

President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.

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House Approves $11 Billion To Keep Highway Fund Solvent

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The House has passed a bill that adds 10 months worth of money into the Highway Trust Fund. The account runs dry next month unless Congress acts. Hundreds of projects could be jeopardized.

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

As CEO of an outdoor equipment retailer, Sally Jewell was used to taking risks. Now, as the secretary of the interior, she has found there's little appetite for it in government.

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Best Known For Watergate Committee, Longtime Sen. Howard Baker Dies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker has died at the age of 88.

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

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