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10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.
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Holder Urges Prosecutors To Back Criminal Justice Changes

At a closed-door conference, the attorney general made his case for reducing some drug sentences and opening up the clemency process.
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American Said To Have Carried Out Suicide Bombing In Syria

Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group, says a U.S. citizen known as Abu Hurayra al-Amriki helped carry out a suicide attack on Sunday.
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Already Tough On Gun Control, Massachusetts Aims To Get Tougher

Massachusetts is considering a bill that would require background checks on all private gun sales, including at gun shows and online, and would give police more discretion to deny gun licenses.
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Georgia Looks To Reopen Some Closed Hospitals As ERs

Financial problems have led many hospitals to shut down completely. Georgia is issuing licenses to rural hospitals that would allow them to become nothing more than free-standing emergency rooms.
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Study Questions Need For Employer Health Care Requirement

The component of Obamacare that requires employers to provide health insurance has been delayed twice. Now, groups on both sides of the political spectrum are arguing to get rid of it altogether.
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Texas Tea Party Gives GOP Establishment The Blues

This was starting to look like a bad year for the Tea Party, with primary losses to GOP establishment candidates beginning to pile up. Then came Texas.
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Obama Calls For Further Support Of Syrian Rebels: What's Changed?

Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition spoke with President Obama shortly after the president's speech to West Point graduates. He offers a brief preview of that conversation.
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Finding The Fine Line Between Isolation And The 'Allure Of Normalcy'

Robert Siegel speaks to Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution and Michele Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense, about President Obama's commencement speech to West Point graduates.
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Obama Auditions Foreign Policy Speech Before Graduating Cadets

President Obama visited the U.S. Military Academy Wednesday, delivering a commencement speech to West Point cadets. He used the occasion to lay out a foreign policy vision based in pragmatism.

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