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Shoemaker New Balance Challenges Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Shoemaker New Balance is criticizing the Obama administration over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The company is trying to make a running shoe with 100 percent American parts and feel the trade deal will doom shoes made in the U.S.
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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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Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

By executive action, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, moved to expand voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders in the state. Republicans have criticized the decision because of its election year timing. But McAuliffe tells NPR's Kelly McEvers that it was a "moral issue."
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RNC Wraps Up Final Meeting Before National Convention

Republican National Convention delegates have been talking about nominating rules and the delegate counts. NPR explores what we've learned about what the party's nominating convention will look like.
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Virginia's Governor Just Gave 206,000 People The Right To Vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Friday action will make 206,000 felons eligible to vote. Republican critics are calling the move a political ploy designed to help Hillary Clinton win the swing state.
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Like Everyone Else, Obama Woke Up Friday Morning And Played Prince's 'Purple Rain'

The president spoke about Prince's death during a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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The Politics Hour - April 22, 2016

The D.C. Council bans pot clubs. A federal court in Virginia rules in favor of a transgender high school teen. And Pepco says it will raise rates by 10 percent.

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Virginia Restores Voting Rights Of 200,000 Felons

The sweeping action announced Friday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe will allow former felons who have completed their sentences to register to vote in Virginia this year.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Obama meets with leaders in Britain and Saudi Arabia. Five-hundred migrants are feared drowned off the Libyan coast. And Brazil's president turns to the UN for support against her impeachment. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Presidential front-runners win big in the New York primary. Michigan's attorney general files criminal charges against officials in Flint. And Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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