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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
 
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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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May 23, 2013 — Rep. Marcia Fudge, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, says any immigration overhaul significantly boosting the numbers of highly skilled immigrants could negatively affect African-Americans with similar skills.
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Jun 18, 2012 — An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
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Sep 26, 2011 — For a president whose approval ratings even among African Americans have dropped strikingly, it can't be anything but bad news that his speech's climax has upset part of his base.
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Aug 2, 2011 — It'll take a while for House Democrats to get over the bitter taste of the "Satan sandwich," also known as the law passed Tuesday to raise the federal debt ceiling. They have spent much of Tuesday afternoon explaining why just as many of them voted against the bill as for it.
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Jan 5, 2011 — Though Nancy Pelosi was warmly greeted, it was the GOP's Allen West who drew the most attention. The new congressman was the first black Republican in the caucus since 1997.
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Aug 2, 2010 — Rep. Maxine Waters Faces Ethics Charges
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Sep 23, 2009 — Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) kicked off its 39th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). The event has long been a staple in the life of Washington socialites and a destination point for politically-minded people of color from across t...
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Feb 28, 2008 — While in the studio (and on the air) I saw a news wire story on my computer screen ...
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