Politics

4:35pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Law

Maryland Governor To Close Baltimore City Jail Over Corruption

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:24 pm

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4:34pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Environment

AP Study Finds Viruses Linked To Raw Sewage In Rio De Janeiro Olympic Waters

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:24 pm

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4:31pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Sports

Kazakhstan Promises 'Real Winter Wonderland' In Bid To Host 2022 Games

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:24 pm

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Thu July 30, 2015
World

U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:49 pm

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Thu July 30, 2015
Around the Nation

As Cemetery Building Booms, Veterans Hope To Be Buried Close To Home

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 1:36 pm

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4:31pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Asia

Despite Rising Costs, China Is Gung-Ho To Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:24 pm

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3:37pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Shots - Health News

Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:24 pm

Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, (left) poses with his uncle, Philip Lee, and father Peter Lee (seated) at the younger Peter Lee's home in Pasadena, Calif., in 2013.
Gina Ferazzi LA Times via Getty Images

If there's such a thing as the first family of health care, the Lees may be it.

Five decades ago, two brothers helped start Medicare. Their father inspired them and they, in turn, have inspired the next generation.

To mark the anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing Medicare into law on July 30, 1965, three Lees sat down to reflect on the U.S. health care system.

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3:23pm

Thu July 30, 2015
It's All Politics

#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 6:04 pm

Jimmy Hoffa (walking at left in front) leads a parade of supporting delegates to the Teamsters Union Convention in Miami Beach in 1957.
AP

In the summer of 1975, Teamsters President James Riddle Hoffa — Jimmy Hoffa — was already a legendary figure in both U.S. labor history and in American pop culture.

As a teenager in Detroit, he took to union organizing early on in the grocery business. He was smart and tough. With an emphasis on tough. A master strategist, he knew how to pick his targets, organize strikes and boycotts, and he rose through the Teamster ranks earning the deep loyalty of truckers and warehouse workers in a city that was becoming an industrial powerhouse.

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1:58pm

Thu July 30, 2015
It's All Politics

For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 3:44 pm

Dan Tothill, 26, and Megan Brabec, 24, are struggling with high student debt burdens and underemployment. "I hope that I can look back on myself in 10 years, like 'Oh, I was so silly to be worrying about that," Tothill said. "But, at this point, it doesn't feel that way at all."
Jesse Costa WBUR

The economy is always a key issue in presidential campaigns.

But whose economy are we talking about? Many millennial voters are underemployed and crushed under thousands of dollars of student debt.

And perhaps nowhere is the problem more acute than in New Hampshire.

Seventy-six percent of the class of 2013 had loans. On average, each New Hampshire student was carrying $32,795 of debt, according to The Project on Student Debt. It's the nation's biggest student loan debt burden.

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7:04am

Thu July 30, 2015
Politics

Huckabee Remarks Further Complicate Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 12:21 pm

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