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It's All Politics

LISTEN: Kevin McCarthy Gone, In 60 Seconds

After McCarthy dropped out of the House speakership race, there was a chaotic outpouring of reaction from Republicans. Listen in on that Capitol Hill hallway where reporters rushed lawmakers.

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Mother Teresa's Missionaries Of Charity Says No More Adoptions In India

The Catholic sisters known for their blue and white habits say they have asked the government to de-register 13 orphanages over religious objections to the country's new adoption guidelines.

Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin (right). Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Gun Debate Divides Nation's Police Officers, Too

"Talking about firearms now is like talking about race" among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.

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Around the Nation

In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez's brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, Mexico, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he's expected to plead not guilty.

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2014. Sherman was the lead U.S. negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal. She stepped down from her post last week and is now teaching at Harvard. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

A U.S. Negotiator Says There's Still Pending Business With Iran

Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.

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After A Breakdown, A Secret Breaks Free From A Family's Closet — And Heals

Surprised by a mental health crisis, Andrea Crook had refused medication — until her grandfather called. Her illness inspired him to reveal an old secret, which "changed everything," she says.

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'If They Have It, It's Undeniable': Lorne Michaels On Casting 'SNL'

The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show's perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.

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