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Obama Would Sign Compromise Iran Bill As It Stands, White House Says

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the measure, which would give Congress say over negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear program.

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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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Morning Edition

IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.

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Morning Edition

Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.

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Morning Edition

Republicans Are Making Foreign Policy The Obamacare Of The 2016 Election

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The GOP still has the health care law in its sights, but now it also promises to do away with the president's opening to Cuba and nascent deal on nuclear development with Iran.

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Morning Edition

As Country Changes, Rubio And Republicans Try To Adjust

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Your Vote Can Allot $1 Million to Community Improvements

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's participatory budget season and New Yorkers can vote on community spending. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Presidential Hopefuls and Optimal Helpfulness

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What progressives hope to hear from Hillary Clinton; Marco Rubio's race to the White House; criminal justice reform; your vote on community projects; altruistic giving; grand openings.

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Lawrence Wright on Religion, ISIS, and Scientology

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The New Yorker staff writer and author tells Alec Baldwin that sometimes the better part of human nature can lead to the most dangerous places. 

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Sen. Marco Rubio

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rubio spoke to NPR about his run for president, Indiana's religious freedom law, the president's deal with Iran and immigration.

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Rubio 'Very Confident' He's Ready To Be President On 'Day No. 1'

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Florida senator could be the youngest Republican in the presidential field, but he is fully confident he has the experience to lead.

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All Things Considered

After Years Of GOP Support, Cuban-Americans Become More Democratic

Monday, April 13, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Guillermo Grenier, a sociology professor at Florida International University.

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All Things Considered

Clinton Announcement Video Alludes To Unfairness Of American Life

Monday, April 13, 2015

In announcing her run for president, Hillary Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top."

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All Things Considered

After Low-Key Announcement, Hillary Clinton Heads To Iowa

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton will hold her first campaign events in Iowa Tuesday since announcing her 2016 bid for the White House. What can we expect to see? Her aides say to think small.

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All Things Considered

Senators To Review Bill Designed To Limit Iran Nuclear Deal

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will review bill Tuesday that intends to give Congress a voice on the Iran nuclear agreement.

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All Things Considered

Chinese Women's Rights Activists Released From Jail

Monday, April 13, 2015

Police in China have released five women's rights activists on bail. They are suspected of disturbing public order, and may still be indicted at a later date. The case has caused an international outcry and a chilling effect on gender rights work.

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All Things Considered

Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

Monday, April 13, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz.

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Who Needs One SuperPAC When You Can Have Four?

Monday, April 13, 2015

SuperPACs, financed by unlimited but disclosed donations, now appear to be the presidential candidate's new best friend. One backing Marco Rubio is revving up, and Ted Cruz already has four.

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7 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Florida senator got his start on the Bob Dole presidential campaign and was once Mormon. Here's what else you might not know.

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JFK Profile In Courage Award Going To Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 2010, Inglis, R-S.C., lost his seat in the Tea Party wave for, among other things, accepting climate change. Past winners of the award include President George H.W. Bush.

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