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Hastert Indictment Concerns Ex-Speaker's Time Before Congress, Reports Say

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, according to multiple news reports.
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Silk Road Founder Sentenced To Life In Prison

Ross Ulbricht, creator of the website Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. The website was a sophisticated criminal enterprise that specialized in selling illegal drugs.
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Reports: Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct

Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago.
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Obama Signs Texas Disaster Declaration As Death Toll In Flooding Rises

"There has been enough rain across Texas during May to cover the entire state nearly 8 inches deep," says the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
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Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.
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Week In Politics: New Presidential Contenders, Patriot Act

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor of The New Republic, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review.
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Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders To Face Test In New Hampshire

Sanders officially kicked off his campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove he's more than a fringe candidate, he needs to do well in New Hampshire.
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Senate To Vote On Patriot Act As Expiration Nears

The U.S. Senate meets for a special session on Sunday to deal with a national security program that is set to expire on June 1. The program has allowed the National Security Agency to collect and store a vast amount of phone records. NPR explains what is at stake and what the Senate is expected to do this weekend.
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Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil

A U.S. indictment alleges an unnamed sportswear company paid bribes to secure a 1996 deal with Brazil. That's the year Nike signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship with Brazil's soccer federation.
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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

The creator of the shadowy online marketplace had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence.

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