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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations β€” one of them a federal civil rights case β€” can take weeks, if not months.
 
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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Richard Nixon

Jul 16, 2013 — As the Watergate scandal unfolded, Garment urged President Nixon not to destroy tapes of conversations at the White House. The tapes played a major role in Nixon resigning the presidency.
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Feb 27, 2013 — Also: Drag queen is uninvited to Dr. Seuss reading; course syllabi of famous authors; and Russell Brand is working on a new book.
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Nov 16, 2011 — The 2012 presidential campaign is already being shaped by new rules for political money. That means corporate involvement in presidential politics on a scale not seen since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, which ended Richard Nixon's presidency. The key difference: This time, it's legal.
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Dec 23, 2010 — In August 1971 the Nixon White House asked the FBI to do a background check on Daniel Schorr — who at that time was annoying the administration because he was a hard-working, deep-digging, exposer of corruption and wrongdoing with CBS News.
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Dec 6, 2010 — Kennedy still gets the highest approval ratings and Clinton and Bush the elder's ratings have risen by 8 percentage points. Jimmy Carter's approval rating fell by 9 percentage points, however, between 2006 and the recent survey.
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Oct 18, 2010 — The Hillary Clinton for Joe Biden job swap may be an obsession for political writers, but there is no indication that it is seriously being considered.  But history shows that other VPs have indeed been dumped.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Every time power shifts between the major parties in Washington, pundits and prognosticators say there's been a sea change. But in truth, voters can and often do change their minds quickly about who should be in charge.
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Dec 8, 2008 — Unintentional Hilarity picks on Yoko Ono.
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