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Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the enforcement. Originally broadcast Aug. 10, 2015.
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The Politics Hour - July 22, 2016

A U.S. Senator from Virginia lands on the shortlist for Democratic VP pick. D.C.'s statehood proposal gets a cool reception in Cleveland. And Maryland's Republican governor attends a local crab fest in lieu of his party's convention.

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We Asked People At The RNC In Cleveland: Why Are You Voting For Trump?

One man at the Republican National Convention said supporting any other candidate "would be the definition of insanity," because something has to change. Hear his and other voters' responses.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Turkey declares a state of emergency and arrests thousands after a failed coup. Donald Trump suggests he'd put conditions on protecting NATO allies. And Russia loses an appeal in a sports doping case. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Republican National Convention ends with a divided GOP. Hillary Clinton prepares to select her running mate. And Roger Ailes resigns from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.
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Union Of Trump And GOP Cemented On Final Night Of Convention

Trump's speech was studded with statistics that had fact-checkers working feverishly into the wee hours — often finding numbers to be distorted or downright specious. But it didn't seem to matter.
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Donald Trump Accepts The Republican Party's Presidential Nomination

On the last night of the Republican National Convention, Steve Inskeep talked to delegates on the floor, NPR's Scott Detrow provides analysis and NPR's Mara Liasson has a wrap up of the events.
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Ivanka Trump's GOP Convention Speech Targeted Women And Millennials

Donald Trump's daughter gave a speech as she introduced him to officially accept the GOP nomination. We listen with NPR's Scott Detrow, and hear from Democrats in Arizona with NPR's Don Gonyea.
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In His Acceptance Speech, Trump Promises To Restore Safety

Steve Inskeep gets a review of Donald Trump's big night with NPR's Scott Detrow and Republican analyst John Feehery. NPR's Asma Khalid reports on young Republicans reluctant to embrace their nominee.

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