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For Ted Cruz, The Hard Part Comes Next

Despite rousing speeches to faith gatherings, the Texas senator hasn't shown yet that he can marry that energy with the hand-to-hand campaigning needed to win voters in Iowa and South Carolina.
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Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

Sanders grew up a city kid, dreaming of a life in the Green Mountain State. Now, a friend says, "I think he needs his fix of Vermont."
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Courted By Candidates, Faith Voters Say They Want To Hear More

Attendees of the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference say they want to hear the candidates talk about higher education, defense and gun rights.
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Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit

A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.
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Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

The shooting at a historically black church in Charleston briefly put a pause on the campaign. But eventually politics crept back in, and both sides, as usual, took different lessons from the tragedy.
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European Union Leaders Hold Last-Minute Talks To Keep Greece From Default

It's crunch time again in the eurozone debt negotiations. Greece probably won't be able to pay back a bailout loan by the end of the month, as the country refuses to reform its pension system.
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'Juneteenth' Marks Day Slaves In Texas Were Told They Were Free

After the Emancipation Proclamation, some slave owners kept the news from their slaves. In a 1941 recording, a former slave recalls June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas were told they were free.
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NAACP Urges S.C. To Remove Confederate Flag From State Capitol

The NAACP issued the demand in the wake of the mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. The shooting reignites an old debate over the flag's prominence in the South.
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Week In Politics: Charleston, S.C., Shooting, Papal Encyclical

NPR's Melissa Block talks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, and pending decisions from the Supreme Court.
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Settlement Reached To Overhaul Mississippi Juvenile Courts

The Justice Department deal follows a scathing report that uncovered systemic violations of due process rights of young people.

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