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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.
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Tax Cuts Fallout Put Kansas Governor On Defense

Kansas is now in a budget shortfall after a wave of dramatic tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. In response, more than 100 former GOP office holders in the state have endorsed Paul Davis, Brownback's opponent in the gubernatorial race this fall. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Steve Kraske of KCUR and the Kansas City Star.
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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.
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Lawmakers Look To Protect Whistleblowers After Veterans Affairs Scandal

Problems at Veterans Affairs could have been identified and resolved sooner, say Senate lawmakers, if there was a culture that encouraged whistleblowing from below.

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Kremlin Blacklists 13 Americans In Tit-For-Tat Over U.S. Sanctions

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.
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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.
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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.
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Changing Dynamics in India's Complex Democracy

Former Washington Post India bureau chief Simon Denyer joins us to discuss his new book 'Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India's Unruly Democracy.'

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Hashtag Diplomacy

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

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Week In Politics: Sanctions On Russia, And Invasion Of Gaza

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss potential U.S. actions against Russia and President Obama's reaction to Israel's ground invasion of Gaza.

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