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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.

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Sheryl Sandberg Is Right: Single Moms Are The Original 'Leaner Inners'

Lean In author Sandberg got a lot of flak for being tone-deaf to single parents, nonparents, people with fewer resources — but the Facebook executive has a new perspective, says writer Lori Gottlieb.
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Week In Politics: Donald Trump Becomes Likely GOP Nominee

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's rise as he becomes the likely GOP nominee and the Democratic primary race.
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Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?

They invariably never live up to what the politicians and construction moguls promise, says sports commentator Frank Deford.
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Week In Politics: Cruz-Kasich Strategy, Trump Foreign Policy

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's foreign policy speech, and Ted Cruz and John Kasich's plan to stop Trump.
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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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Week In Politics: New York Primary, Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the results of the New York primaries and the decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
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Week In Politics: Democratic Debate, GOP Outcry Over Delegates

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Democratic debate in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Donald Trump's outcry over delegate selection.
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When It Comes To Terms Like 'Colored People's Time,' Context Matters

Bill de Blasio's been getting dragged for joking about "CPT." Once more, with gusto: When it comes to terms like this, context matters. Who's saying it, where and to whom?
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Some Blacks Did Support Bill Clinton's Crime Bill. Here's Why

Bill Clinton was right in saying that some African-Americans supported the 1994 crime bill. It was part of the response to the crack epidemic that devastated many black communities in the 1980s.

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