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'A Lot Of Gray Area': A Legal Expert Explains 'How To Read The Constitution'

Inspired by the challenges to the current presidential administration, law professor Kim Wehle has written a guide to the founding document — and its susceptibility to interpretation.

'A Lot Of Gray Area': A Legal Expert Explains 'How To Read The Constitution'

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Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are among the presidential candidates to back Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare-for-all" legislation, but even some Democrats who co-sponsored it have welcomed other policies. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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7 Policy Questions Ahead Of The 1st Democratic Presidential Debates

It's not just "Medicare-for-all" or the Green New Deal that will spark differences among candidates. Trade marks a big divide wedged by the Trump agenda. And what would each tackle first as president?

A truck moves around the Oregon state Capitol during a protest against climate bills that truckers say will put them out of business. State Senate Republicans have left the Capitol to avoid a vote on the legislation. Sarah Zimmerman/AP hide caption

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Oregon Republicans Are On The Lam Over A Climate Bill

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Senate Republicans in Oregon have refused to come to the Capitol, denying the legislature the quorum needed to vote on a cap-and-trade bill. The state police has been sent to retrieve them.

Clockwise from upper left: Versing, Actionesse, Chong The Nomad, Seattle's Space Needle, doNormaal All photos courtesy of the artists except Seattle's Space Needle: Joel Rogers for Corbis Documentary / Getty Image Plus hide caption

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Why The Seattle Music Scene Is A Glimpse At The Future

On this week's All Songs Considered we explore the city that gave us the noise of Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana and the introspection of Fleet Foxes and Death Cab For Cutie.

Why The Seattle Music Scene Is A Glimpse At The Future

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An aerial view of the 52-megawatt solar farm built by Silicon Ranch in Hazlehurst, Ga. Ever cheaper and better solar technology, available land and lots of sunshine are driving demand for massive, utility-scale solar projects across the American Southeast. Silicon Ranch hide caption

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How Georgia Became A Surprising Bright Spot In The U.S. Solar Industry

Solar is booming in Georgia, and it's not because of state mandates supporting renewable energy or concerns about climate change. Instead, powerful market forces are driving the growth.

Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti, the founder of the streetwear clothing company "FUCT," leaves the Supreme Court after his trademark case was argued on April 15. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Trademarking 'Immoral,' 'Scandalous' Words, Symbols

The decision paves the way for a clothing line, FUCT, to get its trademark. But the justices were split on how far is too far and which words they would find to be the most vulgar and profane.

The Department of Treasury announced it would be issuing a new $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, but last month Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that won't happen until 2028. Now, the acting inspector general says he's launching an investigation into the cause of the delay. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Treasury Department Launches Investigation Into Delays Behind Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

Prompted by a request by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the department's acting inspector general said he will look into what led to a postponement of the abolitionist's appearance on the note.

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U.S. Mideast Plan Rejected By Palestinian Leaders, Panned By Former U.S. Envoys

The White House unveiled its economic peace proposal for Palestinians on Saturday: $50 billion for Palestinians and countries in the region. It isn't clear who would contribute the funding.

U.S. Mideast Plan Rejected By Palestinian Leaders, Panned By Former U.S. Envoys

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