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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.
 
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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Jun 26, 2014 — Baker, of Tennessee, also served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff from 1987-88 and later as ambassador to Japan.
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Mar 20, 2014 — The majority leader informed the CIA director that the Senate's chief law enforcement officer would be conducting a "forensic examination" to get answers in the unprecedented dispute.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Between President Obama's weakened approval ratings, the Affordable Care Act and widespread economic worries, Democrats find themselves on the defensive in the battle for the Senate.
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Feb 25, 2014 — To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.
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Dec 18, 2013 — In a year that featured divisive fights over the budget, health care and presidential nominations, 65 members of the U.S. Senate took a break from partisan bickering Tuesday night to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange.
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Oct 16, 2013 — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, is favored to win against his Republican rival, Steve Lonegan.
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Sep 26, 2013 — Some in Congress are raising the possibility of a short-term budget deal to put off a government shutdown by a week... Republicans seem to be shifting the Obamacare fight to the debt-ceiling debate... Sen. Ted Cruz isn't exactly beloved by his fellow Senate Republicans.
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Sep 25, 2013 — After Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz ended his 21-hour-plus marathon speech at noon Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid quickly dismissed it as "a big waste of time."
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Jul 16, 2013 — Forced to choose between a tyranny of the majority or a tyranny of the minority, the Senate went with custom and chose the latter.
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Jun 27, 2013 — There's enough recent evidence to suggest that strong bipartisan support for legislation in the Senate doesn't necessarily lead to a similar result in the House.
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