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5:07am

Wed August 12, 2015
Politics

Clinton Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Hillary Clinton has already turned over 30,000 emails.
Jae C. Hong AP
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5:04am

Wed August 12, 2015
It's All Politics

'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Runs For Congress. Can She Win?

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 9:37 am

Actress Melissa Gilbert arrives at the Award of Excellence Star presentation for the Screen Actors Guild in 2007. Gilbert is trying to win a congressional seat from Michigan, where her husband is from.
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The list of celebrities-turned-politicians grows longer.

Former child actor Melissa Gilbert is running as a Democrat in Michigan's 8th congressional district against first-term Republican Mike Bishop.

The district covers Lansing and some northern Detroit suburbs, and it's a competitive one. President Obama won it in 2008, but Republican Mitt Romney carried it in 2012.

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8:33pm

Tue August 11, 2015
The Two-Way

Clinton Directs Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 11:42 pm

Hillary Clinton has already turned over 30,000 emails.
Jae C. Hong AP

Hillary Clinton has "directed her team" to give the private email server that she used while Secretary of State to the Justice Department, a campaign aide confirmed to NPR's Tamara Keith.

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8:01pm

Tue August 11, 2015
Politics

Hillary Clinton Decides To Release Private Email Server To Justice Department

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 12:04 pm

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6:34pm

Tue August 11, 2015
Goats and Soda

Some Cultures Treat Menstruation With Respect

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 8:49 am

Hanna Barczyk for NPR

When Donald Trump said that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever," he showed that cultural taboos and biological misconceptions about female menstruation die hard. Trump later denied implying that Kelly asked him unfair questions in the first Republican presidential debate because she was having her period, but rather said he was referring to blood coming out of her nose.

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6:17pm

Tue August 11, 2015
It's All Politics

One Professor's Presidential Crusade To Get Rid Of Big Money In Politics

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 8:34 pm

Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law professor, speaks in New York City earlier this year.
Thos Robinson Getty Images

Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig, a longtime critic of big political money, has set the stage for a presidential bid.

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6:16pm

Tue August 11, 2015
It's All Politics

Rick Perry's Campaign: We're Not Dead Yet

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 10:30 am

Republican presidential candidate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry waves his arms while participating in the Fourth of July parade festivities in Amherst, N.H., Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Cheryl Senter AP

Four years ago, Rick Perry hadn't even announced his campaign for president, but the Texas governor was soaring atop the polls and was a top threat for the GOP nomination.

But after the infamous "oops" moment at a 2012 debate that sealed his fate in that race, the Perry 2.0 reboot that the now-former governor envisioned hasn't gone according to plan.

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5:46pm

Tue August 11, 2015
The Two-Way

China Cut Its Currency — And Touched Your Life. Here's How

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 8:23 pm

You may not pay in Chinese yuan notes, but a drop in their value affects your spending power.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

When China suddenly cut the value of its currency Tuesday, investors everywhere were caught off guard.

And they didn't like it. They sent both stock and commodity prices much lower. Even interest rates fell.

Now maybe you are wondering: Huh? What does this China move mean for me?

Before we get to that, let's first run through what happened on the other side of the world:

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5:40pm

Tue August 11, 2015
Parallels

Zimbabwe's President Blames 'Vandals' For Killing Cecil The Lion

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 3:30 pm

In a speech on Monday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said his compatriots failed to protect Cecil the lion.
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi AP

In a speech marking Zimbabwe's National Heroes Day on Monday, President Robert Mugabe said Zimbabweans had failed in their responsibility to protect Cecil the lion.

"Even Cecil the lion is yours," he said. "He's dead, but he was yours to protect and you failed to protect him."

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4:42pm

Tue August 11, 2015
National Security

Critics Say U.S. Officials Promised 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections In Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 12:04 pm

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