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Week In Politics: Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2016 Presidential Candidates

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about progress on trade in Congress.
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Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security

After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone too far?
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5 Things You Should Know About Mike Huckabee

He's run marathons and issued more than 1,000 pardons and commutations as governor of Arkansas. Here's what you might not know or remember about Huckabee.
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Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move that angers many Democrats and unions.
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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."
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As Immigration Case Hits Crucial Step, Activists Push Forward With Agenda

In the D.C. area, thousands of undocumented immigrants are awaiting the outcome of a federal appeals court case. In the meantime, activists are holding clinics to help those families navigate their legal situations.

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Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

During the panel's hearing on Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts cellphone rang. And what ringtone does the Kansas Republican have on his phone? It was the theme from the Disney movie Frozen, "Let It Go."
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Fairfax County Takes New Steps Toward Combating Sexual Assault

Despite the retraction of the Rolling Stone article about a University of Virginia fraternity, elected officials across Virginia say they're becoming increasingly concerned about sexual assault on college campuses.
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The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

A new poll says Americans think New York is the most corrupt state in the country. But is it? There are lots of ways to calculate it.

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Marijuana Law In Maryland Gets Fleshed Out In General Assembly

During their session this year in Annapolis, lawmakers had to fill in several gaps in its marijuana decriminalization law.

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