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Obama On Iraq: Defense Strategy Or Political Compromise?

President Obama announced that he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. Analysts join guest host Audie Cornish to discuss some of the biggest political stories of the week.
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Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.
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Fumbled Patent: Is It Just A Matter Of Business?

The U.S. Patent Office said the name of Washington's pro football team is "disparaging to Native Americans," cancelling its trademark registration. Gabriel Feldman explains more about the decision.
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White House Dogged By Group Responsible For Iraq Crisis

The crisis in Iraq has become a political problem for President Obama. Analysts say the White House needs to stop Iraq and Syria from becoming safe havens for terrorists.
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The Desire For A Reckoning Meets The Wish For A Reset

A recent, much-buzzed-about Atlantic essay making the case for reparations carries an implicit argument against another popular idea: that the best way forward on race is to start over.
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Primary Roundup: 6 States Held Primaries On Tuesday

Republican struggles between establishment-backed conservatives and Tea Party rivals are a dominant feature this election season. Georgia had a crowded GOP race that is headed to a July runoff.
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In Jill Abramson's Firing, Was The 'Glass Cliff' To Blame?

Jill Abramson's firing as editor of The New York Times has prompted conversation about biases that affect women in positions of authority. Two prominent fields of research explore this question.
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What We Learned From The Best Commencement Speeches Ever

Our new searchable database of commencement speeches brings you more than 300 of the best, tagged with the most enduring themes: Work hard. Change the world. And, of course, YOLO.
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GOP Candidates Try To Hold Off Tea Party Picks In Primaries

A slate of primary races on Tuesday could reveal more about the direction of the Republican Party in this midterm election year.
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At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.

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