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4:27pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Environment

Vatican Hosts Climate Change Conference Ahead Of Papal Encyclical

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:53 pm

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4:27pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Politics

'No Excuse' For Violence In Baltimore, Obama Says

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:03 pm

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12:26pm

Tue April 28, 2015
It's All Politics

Did You Know It's Legal In Most States To Discriminate Against LGBT People?

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:04 pm

Danny DeBelius NPR

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, which is now legal in about three dozen states.

But it's also legal in most states to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — LGBT — people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodation.

So in many states, a person could marry someone of the same gender and then get fired for being gay.

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11:47am

Tue April 28, 2015
It's All Politics

Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 5:43 pm

Like the Empire State Building in New York, Clinton's logo is changing appearance to say something about the topics of the day or to tailor to key constituencies.
Mladen Antonov AFP/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton's new logo has been much maligned. A simple, rightward-pointing "H" with a red arrow through it that looks like it could have been made with Microsoft Paint.

Red, the color of the other team. How could she? some Democrats wondered. It seemed so amateurish, some design experts lamented.

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5:01am

Tue April 28, 2015
It's All Politics

Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:25 am

The stack of amicus briefs filed as of April 9 reached past the knee of NPR legal affairs intern Anthony Palmer. The briefs cost, on average, an estimated $25,000 to $50,000.
Emily Jan NPR

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the-court briefs — 148 of them, according to the court, beating the previous record of 136 in the 2013 Obamacare case.

These briefs, known formally by their Latin name, amicus briefs, are filed by groups, individuals, and governments that have an interest in the outcome.

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3:51am

Tue April 28, 2015
Parallels

The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 2:17 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Boston on Monday.
Dominick Reuter AFP/Getty Images

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tours the U.S. this week, he has a state dinner at the White House and will be the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress. But while he prepares to lay out a vision for the future, not all is well in his own East Asian neighborhood, where the past remains a huge source of tension.

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6:40pm

Mon April 27, 2015
It's All Politics

3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio spoke at the an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting last weekend.
Scott Olson Getty Images

The idea that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is a good thing for Republicans sounds counterintuitive — after all, the GOP is the party of traditional marriage.

But here's why it might actually be a good thing for the party:

1. Public opinion is changing — at lightning speed.

There's never been a social issue in America on which public attitudes reached a tipping point so quickly.

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6:39pm

Mon April 27, 2015
It's All Politics

Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 11:28 am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Clinton foundation's Clinton Global Initiative conference with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, looking on.
Michael Loccisano Getty Images

During the early phase of her presidential run, Hillary Clinton has been dogged by scrutiny of her family's foundation, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The Clintons have pushed back, calling the foundation among the most transparent foundations in the world.

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4:25pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Politics

U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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4:25pm

Mon April 27, 2015
National Security

President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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