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More Professional Athletes Starting To Find Their Political Voices

High-profile figures like Lebron James and Derrick Rose are speaking out about the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Audie Cornish talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation.
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Nationwide Protests Are Decentralized, But Coordinated

One of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is Phillip Agnew, a Florida-based activist with the group Dream Defenders. Agnew talks with Audie Cornish about the recent demonstrations.
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Sen. Wyden: American People Finally Have Facts With 'Torture Report'

Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about his reaction to the executive summary of the so-called torture report.
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Tenn. VW Plant Closer To Unionizing With UAW Agreement

The United Auto Workers secured recognition to represent workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee on Tuesday. It's the first time a foreign car manufacturer in the South has agreed to have its employees represented by a union.
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Senate Panel Looks At Taking Sexual Assault Investigations Off Campus

Survivors say the criminal justice system can be re-traumatizing. But many say the system needs to be fixed because the courts are the only ones with the power to take rapists off the street.
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Reaction To 'Torture Report' Shows A Nation Divided

Enhanced interrogation. Torture. Black sites. The War on Terror. The politics have been fraught for a decade now. We survey reactions to Tuesday's release of the executive summary of what's come to be known as the so-called "torture report."
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Congress Pushes Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

Congress has just over two days left to pass a spending bill before the government runs out of cash, and lawmakers appear to be pushing it to the wire. So far, no one is worried about an actual shutdown, despite some policy arguments that have delayed completion of the legislation.
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Advocate's Comments On ACA Now A Liability For Law's Supporters

Lawmakers grilled an MIT professor on Tuesday over controversial comments he made about Obamacare. Jon Gruber has been one of the law's strongest advocates, but he also said the law passed with a big assist from voters' "stupidity."
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Protests Over Officer-Involved Deaths Continue Nationwide

In the past week, protests over the decisions not to indict police in two separate fatal incidents spread to communities around the country. We hear from two of the demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif., and Washington, D.C.
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CIA's Interrogation Program Was More Brutal Than Believed

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report examining the CIA's secret overseas detention and interrogation program. The 500-page report has new details about the program.

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