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In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.Read More

Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a standup routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.Read More

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.Read More

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.Read More

In his final day on the job, Holder offered NPR some final reflections including recent criticism of weaponized drones and why he calls same-sex marriage the "civil rights struggle of our time."Read More

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.Read More

NPR's Melissa Block talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Clinton Foundation financial news and drone strikes.Read More

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.Read More

For more than a quarter century, Republicans have been asked to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. The first two presidential candidates this year have signed it, but there could be one big holdout.Read More

After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.Read More


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