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Bernie Sanders On The IRA, Joe Manchin And Upcoming Elections

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Bernie Sanders On The IRA, Joe Manchin And Upcoming Elections

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Warrant In Mar-a-Lago Search Unsealed

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Warrant In Mar-a-Lago Search Unsealed

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Justice Dept. Files Motion To Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant

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Justice Dept. Files Motion To Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant

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Democrats And Republicans Take Lessons From Kansas Abortion Vote

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Democrats And Republicans Take Lessons From Kansas Abortion Vote

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Questions Remain As FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

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Questions Remain As FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

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Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

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Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency. Now What?

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U.S. President Joe Biden stands next to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) outside of the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Big Week, Christian Nationalism At CPAC, And A Mayor Who Is A Horse

This week, the president all but secured the passage of his major policy priorities, oversaw a strike that took out a top terrorist, and got a strong economic report as gas prices fell. But tensions with China continue to rise after Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

Biden's Big Week, Christian Nationalism At CPAC, And A Mayor Who Is A Horse

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The Evolution Of Election Integrity; Jan. 6 Rioter Sentenced To More Than 7 Years

"We are taking the lessons we learned in 2020, and we are going forward to make sure they never happen again, ever," said Cleta Mitchell, a Republican election lawyer, during a meeting concerning "election integrity" efforts. Groups on the right who buy into the "big lie" concerning the 2020 election are trying to refocus and reform efforts ahead of upcoming elections, according to audio of these meetings obtained by NPR.

The Evolution Of Election Integrity; Jan. 6 Rioter Sentenced To More Than 7 Years

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Kansas state Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an abortion rights supporter who was a Republican and is now a Democrat, reacts as a referendum to strip abortion rights out of the state constitution fails. Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR hide caption

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Abortion Rights Activists Win Big In Kansas (And Other Primary Results)

Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have opened the door to abortion restrictions in the state. Election turnout was incredibly high, signaling the issue may spur increased Democratic turnout in November.

Abortion Rights Activists Win Big In Kansas (And Other Primary Results)

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US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China

A key 9/11 plotter, Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed on July 30, according to President Joe Biden. The president said that no one else was hurt in the strike, including al-Zawahiri's family.

US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China

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