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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.

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In The Name Of Party Unity, Trump Meets With Ryan, Other GOP Leaders

It is Donald Trump's first visit to Washington, D.C., since he locked up the Republican presidential nomination earlier this month.

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Mitt Romney: Trump's Decision To Not Release Tax Returns Is 'Disqualifying'

"There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns: There is a bombshell in them," Romney said.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan To Meet With Donald Trump In Attempt To Mend Ties

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is unable, right now, to support the Republican Party's de facto nominee Donald Trump. This has put him in direct conflict with some members of the congressional GOP who do support Trump. Ryan and Trump will meet Thursday and attempt to mend fences.
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Donald Trump Sets Vice Presidential Search In Motion

Donald Trump has a vice presidential search in full motion, and the names being discussed reveal some weaknesses the apparent GOP nominee is looking to shore up on his ticket.
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Presidential Candidates Confront Obstacles To Opioid Addiction Treatment

Presidential candidates have been confronted by voters over the crisis of opioid abuse and heroin addiction. One major problem is accessing treatment when someone who needs it is ready to receive it.
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FBI Director Says He Feels The 'Pressure' On Clinton Email Investigation

James Comey says he is closely watching the bureau's investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails "to make sure it's being done well."
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Hubbard Broadcasting CEO Explains Switch From Trump Blocker To Backer

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Hubbard Broadcasting CEO and GOP donor Stan Hubbard about his backing of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The broadcasting executive once donated money to stop Trump from clinching the nomination. Now, he's saying he is supporting Trump.
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West Virginia, Nebraska Hold Presidential Primary Contests

Voters in West Virginia and Nebraska are heading to the polls Tuesday in the presidential primary contests.
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Obama Gets All In His Blackness At Howard

Some applauded the president's speech at the historic black university as a break from "respectability politics" that demean African-Americans. Other saw it as more of the same.

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