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5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it over-regulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.
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Former President Of Chad Forced To Appear In Court For War Crimes Trial

The imprisoned former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, fueled chaos at a court in Senegal trying him for the deaths of thousands of people during his rule. He dismissed the trial as a masquerade.
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Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill To Protect Connected Cars From Hackers

Connected cars can be vulnerable to hackers. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal about legislation he has introduced to protect drivers.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich Launches Presidential Campaign

Ohio Gov. John Kasich became the 16th Republican candidate to enter the presidential race on Tuesday. He immediately headed to the early primary state of New Hampshire for campaign events.
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Father Of Slain San Francisco Woman Testifies Before Congress

Senators heard emotional testimony Tuesday from the father of a San Francisco woman allegedly killed by a man who entered the U.S. illegally and had been deported five times. Her case has drawn scrutiny to so-called sanctuary cities.
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Donald Trump Shows No Signs Of Backing Down After McCain Comments

Trump delivered a bombastic speech to an enthusiastic crowd in South Carolina Tuesday in his first campaign appearance since criticizing Sen. John McCain's war record.
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Americans Seek Compensation For Assets Lost In Cuban Revolution

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Richard Feinberg, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and a Brookings Institution fellow, about the unsolved claims after the revolution.
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Obama Calls For More Veterans Affairs Spending At VFW Convention

President Obama addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Pittsburgh Tuesday, pushing for increased spending at the VA, as the department is locked in an impasse with Congress over how to address a budget shortfall.
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The Best Insults Of Donald Trump's Latest Campaign Speech

Trump's kickoff speech in South Carolina was chock full of vitriol, with the added bonus of giving out the phone number of a sitting U.S. senator.
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The Private World Of The White House

Former White House reporter Kate Andersen Brower joins us to share stories she gathered from the White House's most private employees -- the domestic staff.

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