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Ex-Blackwater Security Guards Receive Lengthy Sentences In Iraq Killings

A former security contractor was sentenced to life in prison after a deadly shooting in Iraq in 2007. Three more got 30 years in prison for their role in the massacre that killed 14 unarmed civilians.
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Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
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Blackwater Case Raised Many New Legal Issues

To learn more about the convictions of the former Blackwater guards, Renee Montagne talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times.
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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.
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Republicans Are Making Foreign Policy The Obamacare Of The 2016 Election

The GOP still has the health care law in its sights, but now it also promises to do away with the president's opening to Cuba and nascent deal on nuclear development with Iran.
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As Country Changes, Rubio And Republicans Try To Adjust

On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.
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In N.D., Church Ceremonies Push Town To Grapple With Gay Rights

In a small community in southeastern North Dakota, tension between compassion and faith is ever present in residents' attitudes toward same-sex marriage.
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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.
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Year After Denying Federal Control, Bundy Still Runs His Bit Of Nevada

Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.
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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio spoke to NPR about his run for president, Indiana's religious freedom law, the president's deal with Iran and immigration.

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