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CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.

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WNYC News

Documents Shed Light On Investigation Into Attica Riot

Friday, May 29, 2015

More then 40 years later, there are still unanswered questions about the biggest prison riot in U.S. history.

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On The Media

Present at the Creation

Friday, May 29, 2015

A mere six weeks after 9/11, the USA PATRIOT Act was passed. Brooke and Bob relive the act's conception amid a climate of fear, confusion, and deceit.

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All Things Considered

Hastert Indictment Concerns Ex-Speaker's Time Before Congress, Reports Say

Friday, May 29, 2015

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, according to multiple news reports.

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All Things Considered

Several Cash Withdrawals Triggered Investigation Into Former Speaker Hastert

Friday, May 29, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sharon Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at WilmerHale, about the federal law that triggered an investigation into J. Dennis Hastert.

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On The Media

This Week's Showdown: Freedom Act Vs. Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

 Three provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire this weekend, unless a gridlocked Congress manages to find a last minute solution.

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Reports: Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct

Friday, May 29, 2015

Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: New Presidential Contenders, Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor of The New Republic, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review.

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All Things Considered

Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders To Face Test In New Hampshire

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sanders officially kicked off his campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove he's more than a fringe candidate, he needs to do well in New Hampshire.

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All Things Considered

Southeast Asian Countries Agree To Step Up Efforts To Address Migrant Crisis

Friday, May 29, 2015

Nearly 20 countries are meeting in Bangkok Friday to try and resolve the migrant crisis affecting them. Most are economic migrants from Bangladesh and Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

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All Things Considered

Senate To Vote On Patriot Act As Expiration Nears

Friday, May 29, 2015

The U.S. Senate meets for a special session on Sunday to deal with a national security program that is set to expire on June 1. The program has allowed the National Security Agency to collect and store a vast amount of phone records. NPR explains what is at stake and what the Senate is expected to do this weekend.

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All Things Considered

Sepp Blatter Reelected To 5th Term As FIFA President

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sepp Blatter was reelected as president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, on Friday. The vote comes as two separate international investigations probe allegations of corruption.

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All Things Considered

Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.

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On The Media

What's in the Bill?

Friday, May 29, 2015

For almost fourteen years we've been hearing about the Patriot Act. What exactly is in it again?

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The Math Problem Behind Ranking The Top 10 GOP Candidates

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sixteen debaters would be chaos. Would 10 be much better?

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WNYC News

The $32 Ticket to World Trade Center is Based on Hidden Calculations

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Port Authority won't disclose its deal to run the new observation deck.

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5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

Friday, May 29, 2015

His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.

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The Takeaway

Political Theater: From the White House to The Stage

Friday, May 29, 2015

While seeing a play about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last night, Todd Zwillich witnessed another kind of political theater: Lynda Banes Johnson Robb squirming in her seat.

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The Takeaway

The Absurdity of U.S. Water Policy in the West

Friday, May 29, 2015

In his latest blog, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry says technology in the American West seems to be in place for the sole purpose of holding back the future.

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The Takeaway

Baltimore Sees Deadliest Month in 15 years

Friday, May 29, 2015

In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, the number of arrests made by police in Baltimore have fallen. But the city is experiencing its deadliest month in 15 years.

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