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4:25pm

Thu April 30, 2015
It's All Politics

Why Hillary Clinton Is Just Fine With Bernie Sanders' Candidacy

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:19 pm

Bernie Sanders announced his presidential bid Thursday. Though he'll challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, his candidacy could actually help hers.
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got into the presidential race Thursday, becoming Hillary Clinton's first official challenger for the Democratic nomination. His website has a disclaimer: "Paid for by Bernie not the billionaires."

Although he caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate, he's not a registered Democrat — he's actually the longest-serving independent in congressional history. (There's no rule, by the way, barring candidates who are not registered Democrats from running in the Democratic primary.)

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3:27pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Asia

Returning To Vietnam Years After Fleeing War, A Man Finally Feels At Home

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:19 pm

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3:27pm

Thu April 30, 2015
National Security

House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:19 pm

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3:00pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Code Switch

Is It An 'Uprising' Or A 'Riot'? Depends On Who's Watching

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

What do you see in this image? An "uprising" or a "riot"?
David Goldman AP

2:27pm

Thu April 30, 2015
It's All Politics

Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:19 pm

Tyrone Peake says he's been fired from three jobs because a crime he committed more than 30 years ago is still on his record.
Carrie Johnson NPR

Outside an apartment building on Broad Street, along the county line in Philadelphia, birds outnumber the rush-hour traffic.

"It's nice and quiet compared to other neighborhoods which I lived in," said Tyrone Peake, 52.

In 1981, when he was just 18, Peake was arrested with a friend for trying to steal a car to take a girl home after a long weekend.

"No, we never got the car," Peake said. "We broke the ignition column and then the cops came."

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