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Spring Training Has Begun — For Baseball, And For Candidates

Baseball has long been labeled America's pastime, but some have argued that politics actually deserves that title. It turns out there are more than a few parallels between the two this time of year.

Kerry To Resume Talks Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Today's meeting in Switzerland comes a week after 47 Senate Republicans signed an open letter to Iran suggesting any deal reached would lapse the day President Obama leaves office.
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Warner Backs Legislation To Improve Reporting Of Campus Sexual Assaults

For the second year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for better reporting requirements for sexual assaults on college campuses.


Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.

Loretta Lynch To Get A Senate Vote: The Week In Politics

Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.

Lego Says You Can't Build That — Because Of Politics

A proposed set celebrating women of the Supreme Court flunks the company's "Acceptable Project" guidelines, reflecting the view that the high court has become political.


Who Is Tom Cotton, The Man Behind The Iran Letter?

How a freshman senator from Arkansas and military veteran, not seen as a likely future politician, was able to grab the spotlight with a letter to Iran — and got 46 other Republicans to sign on.

President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visit the veterans hospital in Phoenix Friday to announce a new outside advisory committee to help the VA with customer service.

Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.
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In Wake Of Streetcar Battle, Tough Election, Arlington Leader To Step Down

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan, chief executive of one of the region's most prosperous governments, is stepping down at a time when it has become embroiled in controversy.