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4:58pm

Tue August 18, 2015
World

Egyptian Government Imposes Strict Anti-Terrorism Law

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:09 pm

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4:52pm

Tue August 18, 2015
Environment

EPA Announces New Regulations On Methane Emissions

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 5:58 am

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4:29pm

Tue August 18, 2015
U.S.

Two Women Become The First To Complete U.S. Army Ranger Course

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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4:29pm

Tue August 18, 2015
Europe

Hungary Builds Controversial Border Fence To Disrupt Flow Of Migrants

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:09 pm

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4:03pm

Tue August 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Congressman Pleads 'Not Guilty' To Corruption Charges

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 7:48 am

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., appeared in court on Tuesday.
Matt Rourke AP

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of racketeering conspiracy, bribery and mail fraud, writes The Associated Press.

As we previously reported, the government alleged last month that Fattah was involved in a widespread conspiracy that involved the theft of charitable funds, the illegal use of campaign contributions and bribery.

NPR's Eyder Peralta explained:

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3:18pm

Tue August 18, 2015
It's All Politics

Why No One Likes The 2016 Presidential Field

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 4:16 pm

Although businessman Donald Trump is leading the GOP field, voters have a very negative view of the presidential candidate.
John Minchillo AP

The 2016 elections certainly aren't going to be a popularity contest.

In fact, the current crop of White House hopefuls is among the least liked by voters in recent history, with many starting out with very high negative ratings.

Usually such numbers spell doom for candidates, but it's a problem across the board for this field — and a marked change from previous presidential cycles.

"This is a time when people are unhappy with politicians and Washington, and people feel frustrated," said Iowa-based pollster J. Ann Selzer. "The mood of the nation is negative."

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1:45pm

Tue August 18, 2015
The Two-Way

3 Things You Should Know About Birthright Citizenship

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 2:55 pm

A map showing countries that grant birthright citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants.
Center for Immigration Studies

Every few years, the common law concept of jus soli -- or birthright citizenship — comes back into the news.

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7:03am

Tue August 18, 2015
It's All Politics

'Spice' It Up! Trump Factor Takes Toll On 'Blanded' Walker

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Iowa State Fair, where he encountered protesters over his record in Wisconsin.
Charlie Neibergall AP

No Republican presidential hopeful this year has more riding on Iowa than Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

After leading in polls in Iowa most of the year, Walker is suddenly slumping. And he might have Donald Trump to blame.

It's not necessarily that the support Walker had earlier in the summer, when he was the clear front-runner in Iowa polls, has gone to the real estate mogul. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz have seen something of a surge since the first presidential debate.

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4:46am

Tue August 18, 2015
Politics

Feeling Momentum, Carly Fiorina Visits The Iowa State Fair

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 1:42 pm

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina poses for a photo in front of the Butter Cow while touring the Iowa State Fair on Monday in Des Moines.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Republican Carly Fiorina failed to qualify for the main stage at the first GOP presidential debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland. But recent polls suggest she got a boost from her standout performance in a smaller forum for candidates who were polling at the bottom of the field.

In her bid for the presidency, Fiorina is positioning herself as a conservative alternative to Democrat Hillary Clinton. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is the only woman in the GOP race, and she has repeatedly criticized Clinton on the campaign trail.

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
World

Turkey Hears Criticism For Failing To Control Flow Of Migrants

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 7:48 pm

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