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Analysis: At The University Of Missouri, An Unlearned Free Speech Lesson

When student protesters confronted journalists, some faculty members seemed to forget about the First Amendment, NPR's David Folkenflik says.
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Our Favorite Word — 'Diversity' — Is Under The Microscope At Mizzou And Yale

The word "diversity" is pulling overtime this week in light of recent events on college campuses. But what does it actually mean?
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This Week In Politics: GOP Candidates Carson, Rubio Take Heat

As candidates rise to prominence in a presidential election, they may feel optimistic for a time. Then, things can start to get uncomfortable.
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Strong Jobs Data Point To Pricier Credit Cards For Christmas

Economists are saying that October's surprisingly strong job growth will encourage the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. So holiday shoppers may pay more for using credit cards.
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Politics In The News: GOP Debates; Fred Thompson Dies At 73

Republican presidential campaigns discussed on Sunday how to handle the debate format going forward. The meeting took place as word came in that former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson died.
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The Kids' Book 'A Fine Dessert' Has Award Buzz — And Charges Of Whitewashing Slavery

In a long discussion on Twitter, one critic called the illustrations "candy coated images of slavery." The illustrator says these images have been taken out of context.
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Export-Import Bank Debate: 'Retreat From Sanity' Or End of Corporate Welfare?

Many business leaders say U.S. exporters already are hurting because they lack financing from the Export-Import Bank. Congress is working on legislation to renew the bank charter that expired June 30.
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Why You Shouldn't Stare Up At The Debt Ceiling And Yawn

Congress always finds a way to swerve away from the brink just as the country nears default on its bonds. But this time, political turmoil may be increasing the danger that Congress won't act in time.
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'Pathetic' — Trump, Bush Spar Over 9/11. Maybe Neither Will Be The Nominee

Donald Trump implied George W. Bush shared in the blame for Sept. 11, and then Trump and Jeb Bush fought about it on Twitter. But both candidates have big vulnerabilities.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: The Strange, Sad Case Of #FeelTheChafe

The hashtag started out as a throwaway joke from a man who knew next to nothing about Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee. And then the Internet turned it mean.

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