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Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism

Eugene Debs was the first major Democratic Socialist in American history, running for president five times in the early 1900s. NPR goes on a tour of his home in Terre Haute, Ind., ahead of that state's primary with Benjamin Kite, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Kite, one of the home's caretakers, says Debs laid the groundwork for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, and likewise Bernie Sanders may be laying the groundwork for a major shift left in American politics.
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In Iraq, Sectarian Militias Threaten To Distract From Fight Against ISIS

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with intelligence expert Derek Harvey about what recent instability in Baghdad means for the United States.
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Teachers Shut Down Nearly All Detroit Public Schools In Sick-Out Protest

Nearly all of Detroit's 97 public schools were closed Monday because too many teachers called in sick. Teachers there have known for months that Detroit Public Schools will run out of money after June, unless lawmakers approve hundreds of millions of additional dollars. But anger boiled over when they found out they might be working for free right now.
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Malia Obama's 'Gap Year' Highlights Growing Trend In U.S.

President Obama's daughter, Malia, is taking a year off before starting college in the fall. The so-called "gap year" before college has long been a staple — even a right of passage — in many other countries. NPR reports on the growing trend to defer freshman year to pursue other interests.
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In Riverhead, N.Y., Guatemalans Trace Their Roots Back To One Man

There are hundreds of Guatemalans in Riverhead, N.Y., and most of them come from the same small town back home. What they may not know is that they can trace their history in Riverhead back to one Guatemalan who moved to Riverhead in the 1970s.
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Indiana Primary Becomes Last Hope For Stop Trump Movement

This week's primary in Indiana has become a do-or-die test for the #StopTrump movement and the campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz. Donald Trump hopes a big victory for him will settle the Republican race.
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Ringling Brothers Officially Retires Circus Elephants

On Sunday night, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus featured elephants for the last time. The circus elephants are retiring to Florida.
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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.
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As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

The state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.
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Puerto Rico Defaults On $422 Million Debt Payment

Puerto Rico's governor has issued a debt moratorium on a $422 million payment that the U.S. territory was supposed to pay off on Monday.

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