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Path To U.S.-Iran Deal, Prisoner Swap Began Years Ago

While negotiations over a nuclear deal between the United States and Iran began two years ago, smaller efforts for diplomacy go back to the last decade.
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Trump, Cruz Use GOP Debate To Attack Each Other

After months of playing nice, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz went after each other. The candidates in the race from the establishment wing were battling it out for the chance to take on the front-runners.
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Haley's State Of The Union Response Reinforces Republican Divide

Many in the GOP criticized Gov. Nikki Haley's response to President Obama's State of the Union address. David Greene talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post about the divisions inside the GOP
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The Epic Web Comic That Reimagines The Legend Of Bruce Lee

In a new Web series, Jeremy Arambulo presents his illustrated take on a fantastical — and real — showdown between the Hollywood star and another noted martial artist.
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Obama Closes His Run Of Speeches To Congress With Appeal For Broad Reform

"It's one of the few regrets of my presidency," Obama said in a moment of self-critique, "that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better."
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State Of The Union Address: Lame-Duck President's Farewell Speech

David Greene talks to Mary Stuckey of Georgia State University, author of the book Presidential Rhetoric, about President Obama's final State of the Union address.
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State Of The Obama Economy: Far Better, But Still With Many Troubles

The economy has improved dramatically in the Obama era. But problems still abound because of the soaring national debt, a deformed tax code, shrunken paychecks and a growing skills gap.

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Goodbye Jobs, Hello 'Gigs': How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality

Once used by '50s hipsters to connote a no-strings-attached job, "gig" has been co-opted by venture capitalists hyping the new economic order. Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the word's resurgence.
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Politics In The News: State Of The Union Preview

President Obama delivers his final State of the Union of his presidency on Tuesday. The Republican presidential candidates are already preparing their attacks.
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The Employment Outlook For 2016 Is Looking Much Brighter

The Labor Department's latest jobs report provided reassurance that the domestic economy is on track for 2016. That was welcome news, given all of the gloomy reports coming out of China.

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