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NPR Story
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 12:17 pm

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Nebraska Lawmakers Override Veto; Abolish Death Penalty

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:41 am

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It's All Politics
7:10 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC

Bill Clinton and his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, are facing renewed questions about their finances.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 1:44 pm

Another day, another inquiry into the finances of Hillary and Bill Clinton.

This one starts with an Associated Press report that a limited liability company — WJC LLC — has served as a platform for the former president's career as a consultant. Revenues flow through it to the Clintons. It has never appeared in Hillary Clinton's official financial disclosures.

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It's All Politics
5:08 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Map: Where (And How) The Government Can Execute People

Christopher Groskopf NPR

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 12:41 pm

The Nebraska state Legislature voted Wednesday to repeal the death penalty in the state. The 30-19 vote overrides Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a law the Legislature passed last week getting rid of the policy.

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It's All Politics
5:06 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home

A member of Iraq's government forces battling Islamic State fighters in Anbar province earlier this month.
Haidar Hamdani AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 6:12 pm

As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

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Politics
5:06 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Nebraska Legislators Overturn Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 6:11 pm

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It's All Politics
4:52 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, But U.S. Isn't Quite Ready To Abandon It

A view of the death chamber from the witness room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.
Mike Simons Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 7:45 am

Nebraska's Legislature voted Wednesday to abolish the death penalty, overturning Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The state's unicameral legislature overwhelmingly approved the measure in a series of three previous votes.

The repeal comes as other states have experienced complications with new lethal-injection cocktails. But Americans overall still support the practice.

Support for the death penalty has slowly fallen over the past couple of decades, from a high of 80 percent in favor in the mid-1990s to just over 60 percent currently, according to Gallup.

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The Two-Way
4:20 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run

Rick Santorum speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 24, 2012. The Republican announced Wednesday that he is running for president.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 4:38 pm

Updated at 5:25 p.m. ET

Republican Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday that he is running for president.

"Working families don't need another president tied to big government or big money," he said in Cabot, Pa.. "And today is the day we're going to begin to fight back."

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Around the Nation
3:55 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

MacArthur Foundation Launches Grant Program To Reduce Jail Populations

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 6:11 pm

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Sports
3:45 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter's Reign Over FIFA

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 6:11 pm

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Politics
3:45 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Rick Santorum To Launch Second White House Bid

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 4:40 am

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Environment
3:33 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

EPA Announces New Rules To Protect U.S. Waters

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 6:11 pm

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It's All Politics
3:25 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Iowa Group Divorces Itself From Controversial Marriage Pledge

Family Leader CEO Bob Vander Plaats said he does not want to see the "Marriage Vow" pledge used as a weapon against the candidates they might support.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Four years ago, pledges were en vogue in the early going of the Republican presidential primary. But a prominent one, that landed some of the candidates in hot water, is being nixed this time around.

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It's All Politics
1:16 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

How Politics Is Shaping Language: 'Dark Money' Added To Dictionary

SuperPACs like Ready for Hillary — and the dark money that often comes with them — have inspired new dictionary entries.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 7:46 am

Merriam-Webster has released its latest list of new entries, and unsurprisingly, a good share of the words are the products of the internet ("NSFW," "meme," and "clickbait" are among this year's rookie entries). But most years, politics and current events popularize new concepts enough to drag them into the official lexicon.

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It's All Politics
12:02 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Scott Walker: State's Ultrasound Law Isn't 'A Crazy Idea'

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking to reporters in West Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this month.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:17 am

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

Republican Scott Walker dismissed any controversy over a law he signed in Wisconsin requiring women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound, referring to ultrasounds in an interview on a conservative radio show as "just a cool thing out there."

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