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Biden’s Priorities Slowed By Partisanship : NPR
President Joe Biden plans to use the bully pulpit to push for voting rights, a Democratic priority. Also, former president Donald Trump speaks today at CPAC in Dallas. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Joining me now is NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Hello. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Good morning. GA...
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School boards become battle zones
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in America.Meetings that were once orderly, even boring, have turn...
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Biden Focuses On Foreign Policy : NPR
We look at how the White House is handling the consequences of pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. We also look to what's next in the fight against limiting voting rights. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Foreign policy has been center stage for President Biden for much of the week, even as he tries to press ahead on his...
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Deadly collapse of Miami building shines light on Florida’s condo politics
The line of condominiums and hotels along Collins Avenue that offer residents sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean is now broken up by a haunting pile of rubble.A fortnight after Champlain Towers South, a 12-storey apartment building with 136 units, collapsed in the Miami suburb of Surfside, officials in south Florida this week called off the ...
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For Biden, politics are often framed by the personal
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — When grieving with those who lost loved ones in a building collapse, President Joe Biden invoked the car crash that claimed members of his own family decades ago. When explaining his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan, he remembered his veteran son. When discussing the importance of education, he recalled the teachers ...
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How wrestling, conspiracy theories and politics overlap in America
Jul 8th 2021POLITICIANS EXAGGERATE, but understatement is a rarer quality. When in June Mitt Romney witheringly likened the conspiracy theory that last year’s presidential election was stolen to professional wrestling, the Republican senator from Utah might not have realised quite how apt the comparison is. Wrestling and conspiracy theories have mu...
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The delta variant threatens to upend the politics of the coronavirus
Part of the problem, clearly, is the emergence of the more-virulent delta variant of the virus. The federal government announced this week that the variant, which was first detected in India, is now the most common variation of the virus in new infections. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that it is not uniformly sprea...
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