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Tensions In South China Sea Loom Over Kerry Visit

Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands in the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.
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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.
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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.
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Amtrak Train May Have Been Struck By Object Before Crash

Federal investigators are still trying to work out how an Amtrak train derailed, killing eight people on Tuesday evening. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Amtrak President David Hughes.
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What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?
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Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.
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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.
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Boston Bomber's Attorney Is An Outspoken Opponent Of Death Penalty

Judy Clarke has defended everyone from the Unabomber to Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner. Until Friday's sentence for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, she had saved her high-profile clients from the death penalty.
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Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.
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Big 3 Airlines Say Foreign Competitors Are 'Dumping' Seats In U.S.

The chief executives of Delta, United and American airlines say Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad received subsidies from their governments. The Gulf carriers reject the accusations.

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