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Uganda's controversial anti-gay law is finally gone — at least for now

Friday, August 01, 2014

A Ugandan court has struck down the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act on Friday, offering hope to Ugandan LGBT activists.

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The Takeaway

Hope for a Breakthrough in the Middle East

Friday, August 01, 2014

Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, August 01, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

The World of Subway Dancers (First) | Rise in Ethnic Plastic Surgery (Starts at 30:00) | Your Office Chair Is Killing You (Starts at 49:00)

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The Takeaway

MAP: Breaking The Gridlock in Congress

Friday, August 01, 2014

The midterm elections aren't until November, but the stakes are high. Republicans are feeling confident that they can win back control of the Senate, which would put them in control of both houses of Congress.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Government Surveillance Is Making Journalism Harder

Friday, August 01, 2014

U.S. government surveillance is hampering U.S.-based journalists and lawyers in their work and is having a chilling effect on journalists who cover national security, intelligence, and law enforcement, according to Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. Alex Sinha talks about his report “With ...

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The Takeaway

Tea Partiers & Republicans Clash on Border Bill

Friday, August 01, 2014

In yet another clash between the Republican leadership in the House and Tea Party representatives, a spending measure aimed at addressing the crisis along the southern border may be in turmoil. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope for The Middle East, Postmodern Creativity With James Franco, and Body Image and Breast Cancer

Friday, August 01, 2014

1. Hope for a Breakthrough in the Middle East | 2. James Franco & Scott Haze on 'Child of God' | 3. Breaking The Gridlock in Congress | 4. Confronting a Body Changed By Cancer

Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared: Unlimited Campaign Financing

Friday, August 01, 2014

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was a groundbreaking decision by the Supreme Court that removed limits on how much money organizations could donate to political campaigns. Years later, this ruling has become the subject of contentious debate: do we really have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on our own political speech.

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Gabfest Radio

When Business Advice Becomes Satire

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Gabfest crew has much to talk about this week: another stalled Congress, Dumb Starbucks and celebrity lifestyle enterprises.

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Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A 91-3 vote in the Senate will send the landmark VA legislation, meant to address widespread problems in the VA health care system, to President Obama for his signature.

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All Things Considered

Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

Thursday, July 31, 2014

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.

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All Things Considered

Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold, as the prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams, testified against McDonnell and his wife.

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All Things Considered

CIA Director Apologizes For Meddling In Senate Computers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Months after denying that the CIA could have been snooping on Senate staff, agency director John Brennan has apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss.

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All Things Considered

Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A big week in congressional mailing: Members of Congress can't use "franking" to send mass mailings during a blackout that starts 90 days before an election. That deadline is approaching.

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All Things Considered

With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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All Things Considered

In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey Assembly Snubs Christie

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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The Democratic Assembly flexed its muscle Thursday, opting to leave the Statehouse instead of voting on a bail reform package that Gov. Chris Christie called them back from summer vacation to vote on.

Christie wants a constitutional amendment put on the ballot in November's election to allow voters to decide whether ...

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House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security Bill

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tea Party conservatives objected to sending money to the White House to deal with the immigration crisis, leaving the issue unaddressed as Congress gets ready to leave for a five-week break.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life Without Parole—At the Age of 15

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kenneth Young was a teenager when he received four consecutive life sentences for committing a series of armed robberies. A new Supreme Court ruling could set him free.

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The World

London launches a program to curb boozy criminals — by making them wear ankle monitors

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's London's latest fashion accessory for criminals — the alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet.

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