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Obama To Host White House Dinner For Africa Heads Of State

After Tuesday's Africa summit sessions, the White House is preparing to give a dinner for the heads of state and the chairman of the African Union.

Obama Touts Improved Climate For U.S. Businesses

In an interview with The Economist, President Obama said no matter how you look at it, the U.S. economy is better off than when he took office, and that most U.S. businesses have done well.

A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.
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Did Virginia Prosecutors Get What They Wanted From Jonnie Williams?

The prosecution's star witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is done with his testimony, and the businessman says he never had any intimate contact with the former governor's wife.

Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He has complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a sham and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.

Border Action Spurs Rick Perry From Also-Ran To 2016 Contender

A recent poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied for first place in a hypothetical GOP contest for the 2016 presidential nomination — mostly thanks to sending the Texas National Guard to the border.

Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73

Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.

James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner And Presidential Spokesman, Dies

Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.
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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.


Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

For 134 years, politicians have attended a festival in western Kentucky called Fancy Farm. This festival drew a crowd — in part, because Kentucky has a close contest for a seat in the U.S. Senate.