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Voter Discontent And Demographic Trends Driving The 2016 Presidential Race

Donald Trump continues to top Republican presidential polls and will be center stage for the upcoming debate. Diane and guests discuss voter discontent and the demographic trends driving the 2016 presidential race.

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From Trading Beads To The First Wristwatch, A History Of Shiny Objects

Author Aja Raden says jewelry is the perfect lens through which to view human history. In Stoned, she tells the story of the glass beads used to purchase Manhattan and the rise of the wristwatch.
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For Millennials, Rising Interest Rates Sound Like Olden Tales

The last time Fed policymakers raised rates, young Americans' lives were different. They couldn't share the news or comment via Twitter on iPhones and iPads because those things didn't exist.
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5 Statements On The Wrong Side Of History

History tells us that when speaking of America's future, perhaps it's a good idea to never say never — and never say always.
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Bernie Sanders Has Stuck To The Same Message For 40 Years

The senator has built his political career on decrying a rigged economy. NPR found audio dating back to 1976 that is nearly indistinguishable from 2015 when it comes to this message.
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Trump's Call To Bar Muslims Echoes Crises From The Past

With all the attention Donald Trump has had over the past six months, nothing has approached the worldwide furor he touched off by proposing a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S.
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The Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action As Campus Protests Over Racial Bias Continue

The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against affirmative action. And on campuses across the country, students protest over racial bias continue. Join us to discuss diversity on campus and the ongoing struggle for inclusion, community and trust.

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Trump Statements On Muslim Immigration Recall Past Episodes Of U.S. Exclusion

In light of Donald Trump's statements on Muslim immigration, NPR recalls other national figures who advocated excluding ethnic, religious or political groups from entering or operating freely in the U.S.
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U.S., Cuba Begin Negotiating Billions Of Dollars In Financial Claims

The U.S. and Cuba begin talks on one of the thorniest issues between them: financial claims dating back to the Cuban revolution.
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12 Pranks Of Christmas Past

Time was, the merrymaking season was also a time for mischief-making.

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