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Political Trends In Medicine: How Does Election Season Affect Our Health?

NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with Sally Satel, a clinical psychiatrist and medical policy expert. She follows political trends in medicine.
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The Latest On New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial

All week, jurors in New Jersey have been hearing about how aides to Gov. Chris Christie orchestrated the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. We'll catch up on the trial.
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Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump

Ted Cruz has reversed a long held position and endorsed Donald Trump for president. Scott Simon discusses what the endorsement means with Ron Elving, senior editor for NPR's Washington Desk.
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Setting The Scene: Monday's Presidential Debate

The stage is set for what could be a pivotal moment in the race for president: the first debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It takes place Monday at Hofstra University.
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Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.
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Congress Has One Week Left To Keep The Government Running Past September

Congress has one job to do this month before its October recess: make a deal to keep the government funded past Sept. 30. But that hasn't happened yet.
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Obama Vetoes Bill To Allow Sept. 11 Victims To Sue Saudi Government

The president warned that the bill could undermine government actions to fight government-sponsored terrorism and threaten the immunity that protects many U.S. citizens, including military, overseas.
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Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.
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Trump, Pence Strike Contrasting Tones On Campaign Trail

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, strike very different tones on the campaign trail.
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As U.S. Economy Grows, Many Americans Struggle To Face Trade-Offs

Many economists say stronger growth is a reliable path toward boosting opportunity. But they also agree that many Americans are not ready to face the trade-offs that come with a more dynamic economy.

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