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Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges

A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
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Judge Rejects McDonnells' Motion To Dismiss

A judge has denied former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell's motion to dismiss the corruption charges against him.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted On Abuse-Of-Power Charges

An ethics complaint was opened last year after the governor vetoed funding for state public corruption prosecutors. Perry had said he would carry out the veto unless a district attorney resigned.

Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response

A shift in police tactics helped ensure protests stayed peaceful in Ferguson, Mo. Critics on both sides of the aisle say the response earlier in the week was heavy-handed and contributed to violence.

Week In Politics: Ferguson And Foreign Policy

Political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Hillary Clinton's take on President Obama's policy.

In Hawaii, Storm-Battered Area Becomes A Kingmaker

Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.

Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.
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FBI Agent: Jonnie Williams Splurged On Lavish Getaway For McDonnells

Agent David Hulser says the weekend tab at Chatham Bars Inn included more than $9,000 for food and beverages, including 16 servings of Remy Louis cognac totaling $2,400.
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Democrats Call For Reauthorization Of Little-Known Export Import Bank

The Export Import Bank helps support U.S. businesses who sell goods abroad, but some conservative lawmakers say it amounts to corporate welfare.
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In McDonnell Trial, Prosecution Rests—After A Fashion Show

The government's attorneys in the McDonnell trial trotted out dozens of pieces of high-end items that the McDonnells returned to businessman Jonnie Williams after state and federal investigators started probing their relationship.