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Much Like Speed Dating, Republicans Try Their Best, Short Pitches

By Jessica Taylor

The crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls got their first chance to face-off this week ahead of Thursday’s first debate– just not really against each other in any substantive fashion.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met’s Islamic Galleries

By Bilal Qureshi

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn’t interested in ideology: “The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy … …read more

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Obama’s Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

By Scott Horsley

Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama’s plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition.

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Obama Challenges Power Engineers To Do More With Less

By Christopher Joyce

If the president’s Clean Power Plan survives legal and political challenges, the nation’s electricity industry will have 15 years to remake itself and reduce CO2 emissions by a hefty margin.

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How EPA Rules Would Hit Coal-Heavy West Virginia

Host Melissa Block speaks to West Virginia University law professor James Van Nostrand about the impact of EPA power plant rules in his state.

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Koch Brothers Gather Conservative Donors To Hear GOP Candidates

By Peter Overby

The Koch brothers’ political network of wealthy donors this weekend auditioned five GOP presidential candidates, another sign of billionaires’ increasing political clout.

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Reflecting On Football And Addiction As ‘Friday Night Lights’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, Buzz Bissinger wrote about the big-time stakes of small-town high-school football in Friday Night Lights. Now he talks about the impact the book had on the players …read more

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President Obama Set To Unveil New Power Plant Rules In ‘Clean Power Plan’

By Bill Chappell

Key elements of the Clean Power Plan include a requirement that would cut the power industry’s carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.

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The Attack On Planned Parenthood Funding Is The Latest Of Many

By Julie Rovner

Flashback to the 1980s, when President Ronald Reagan tried to restrict funding for Planned Parenthood. Efforts in Congress have continued since then, with the latest focused on fetal tissue research.

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Ted Cruz Makes ‘Mmm … Machine-Gun Bacon’

By Amita Kelly

Cruz cooking bacon on a machine gun follows a string of GOP candidates trying to stand out online by destroying a cell phone, playing Operation, and critiquing Sharknado 3.

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Get Ready For The Biggest Week Yet In The GOP Race For President

By Jessica Taylor

Republican presidential hopefuls are about to get their biggest test yet as they battle to make it onto the debate stage Thursday and woo voters who are just tuning into …read more

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‘Spies’ Is A Cinematic Account Of Americans In War-Torn Paris

By Genevieve Valentine

Historian Alex Kershaw’s latest book focuses on an American doctor and his family who worked with the French Resistance from their apartment just down Avenue Foch from the Paris SS …read more

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Democrats Consider Whether To Rename Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Events honor Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, founder of the Democratic Party. Both men owned slaves. Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mancini, chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

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Changing Polling Metrics To Decide GOP’s Presidential Debate Lineup

By Scott Horsley

Fox News will use an average of national polls to decide which GOP presidential candidates take part in Thursday’s prime-time debate. Pollsters say more and more people don’t want to …read more

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Obama Aims To Tighten Restrictions On Plants’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Jeff Brady

On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation’s power grid would face …read more

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Baltimore Launched Martin O’Malley, Then Weighed Him Down

By Juana Summers

The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his “zero tolerance” policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community’s relationship with law enforcement.

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