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Conservative Kansas Legislature Turns Heads With Huge Tax Hike

Kansas voters who put conservatives in charge are shaking their heads in disbelief. Lawmakers recently passed one of the largest tax hikes in state history rather than cutting spending.

Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.

Veterans Affairs Urges Congress For Help In Closing Budget Gap

The VA has seen an increase in demand for health care services all while facing a $2.6 billion budget shortfall. Officials told members of Congress Thursday it needs help in closing the budget gap.

Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies In Affordable Care Act

President Obama's signature health care law survived another challenge in the Supreme Court Thursday. NPR reports on the practical and political consequences, as Obama's agenda twists its way forward.

Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President

WNYC's Matt Katz reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting in the presidential race Tuesday. He would be the 14th Republican to launch a bid for the White House.

Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, the Vermont senator discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.
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Off the Beaten Path: Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

The Sewall-Belmont House has stood for more than 200 years under the shadow of the Supreme Court building. Home to the National Woman's Party, it was once the headquarters for the fight for women's suffrage. Kojo chats with the executive director of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum about connecting audiences today with the history captured inside this national historic site.

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Washington Teachers' Union President Elizabeth A. Davis

WTU President Elizabeth A. Davis talks with Kojo about a proposed rule to block public information requests for teacher evaluations and other issues on the minds of D.C.'s teachers.