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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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Week In Politics: Wisconsin Primary, 'Religious Freedom' Bills

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
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'Hijack Selfie' Photo Subject Sought Fame In Dangerous Circumstances

Why would someone pose for a picture with a supposed suicide bomber? In this commentary, NPR's Scott Simon wonders about seeking the price of fame during a dangerous situation.
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Week In Politics: Wisconsin Primary, Abortion Politics

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 the latest in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary races.
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When You Become The Person You Hate On The Internet

Author Sarah Hepola has complained for years about the random hatred of the Internet. Then, with one careless post, she became part of the problem.
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Dying Tradition: The Men Who Catch Baby Elephants

He has one elephant. He has named her "Shy Woman." And she is not just an elephant he lassoed and captured. She is his companion and confidant.
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Politics In The News: Race For Delegates Heats Up

Bernie Sanders won Democratic contests in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington over the weekend. Rachel Martin talks to commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist.
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Ebola: We May Have Won The Battle But We Haven't Won The War

A health worker who spent a year in West Africa during the epidemic shares lessons from the field. Good things did happen. But a lot went wrong.
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Week In Politics: Brussels Terror Attacks, Trump V. Cruz

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 the presidential candidates' reactions to the terror attacks in Brussels and the feud between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
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Week In Politics: Obama Supreme Court Nominee, Presidential Race

NPR's Robert Siegel discusses the politics of the week with New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution fellow E.J. Dionne. They cover President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court and the latest on the presidential race.

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