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What The Week's Primaries Mean For Politics

Another five states hold primaries this coming week, including Tennessee, Kansas and Michigan. NPR's Arun Rath talks to senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving about what's at stake.
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Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

Fears of a medical system that favors the wealthy grow as some doctors reject Affordable Care Act insurance. Insurers need to balance the need to offer consumers low rates and paying doctors enough.
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Congress In Recess After A Notably Unproductive Session

Congress adjourned Friday for a five week recess. Senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving joins NPR's Eric Westervelt to talk about what they did and didn't get done.
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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.
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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

The Republican lawmaker from Virginia who died this week was not afraid to go against his party, or reach across the aisle, to stand against corruption.
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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Defense Zeroes In On Star Witness' Credibility

Defense attorney William Burck is focusing on inconsistencies in what Jonnie Williams told investigators as well as his stock dealings.
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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.
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Cantor To Step Down Months Earlier Than Expected

A Cantor spokesman says the congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately.
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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Businessman Frequently Contacted Ex-Governor's Wife

A wealthy businessman who says his relationship with Virginia's former governor was all about business contacted the governor's wife more than 1,200 times in two years.
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Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.

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