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Trump Says African-Americans Are In Their 'Worst Shape' Ever. The Data Disagrees

A look at major indicators suggests that while African-Americans lag behind the rest of the country in many key areas, they've also experienced steady economic and socioeconomic gains.
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The Daunting Challenge Of Updating Federal Government Technology

We speak with two former government tech gurus about the massive challenge of updating technology across hundreds of federal departments and agencies.

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The Big Reason Voters Like Trump, Clinton? They're Not The Other

A new Pew Research Center study finds that a third of Clinton and Trump supporters are most strongly motivated by opposition to Trump and Clinton.
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LISTEN: Why Rename Jefferson Davis Highway? For Alexandria Lawmaker, It Was For His Ancestors

Councilman Willie Bailey speaks to Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about plans to remove monuments to Alexandria's Confederate past.

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What We Should Do About The Rise Of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance kills 700,000 people a year worldwide. For the first time, the U.N. General Assembly is considering taking action.

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Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

"I've always felt that the Republicans align with my beliefs," said Judith Martinez, 51, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Mexico.
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November Voters Will Be Asked To Raise Taxes To Fund Transit Projects

Ballot measures in more than 30 cities would raise $200 billion to expand rail and bus lines, to build new transit stations and to fix and replace aging transit infrastructure.
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After Bombings, Clinton And Trump Press Issue Of Homegrown Terrorism

Steve Inskeep talks to Del Wilber of the Los Angeles Times about where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on homegrown terrorism, and how they would make America safer if they were president.
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Political Money Trail: From Big Donors' Wallets To Field Operations

The Hillary Victory Fund raises major contributions and distributes the cash to Democratic organizations up and down the line. We follow the money from George Soros to field canvassers in Virginia.
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Clinton Prepares For 'Difficult, Challenging' Debate With Trump

The stakes are high for both candidates in the first presidential debate next Monday. We start today with a look at what Hillary Clinton needs to accomplish. Tomorrow, Donald Trump.

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