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Anti-Establishment Candidates Trump, Sanders Continue Rise In The Polls

Populism and voter discontent defined this summer in politics. NPR explores what insurgent campaigns by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump suggest about the next phase of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Tensions Rise At Border As Dominican Republic Begins Deporting Haitians

Dominican forces are expelling Haitians everyday, part of an ongoing plan to deport people without papers who have been living on the wrong side of the border for years.

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U.S. Treasury Holds Public Forum On $10 Bill Redesign

A woman will likely be on the $10 bill by 2020, but which one? The U.S. Treasury held a forum in Seneca Falls, N.Y., Monday to get the public's input.

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Once Migrants Reach Europe, What Rights Are They Entitled To?

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Babar Baloch, Central Europe spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about how Europeans are handling the migrant crisis.

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Some Veterans Affairs Reforms Undermine Medical Recruitment Efforts

The Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering a shortfall of physicians, especially in mental health. A steady flow of scandals and attempts at strict reform by Congress may be hurting recruitment.

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.

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When You See 'Trump' On A Building, It Might Not Be What You Think

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them — and never has.

Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn't seem convinced.

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Obama's Climate Change Words And Actions Don't Match, Alaskans Say

President Obama is visiting Alaska this week to highlight his push to fight global warming. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

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The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latinos

The GOP's post-mortem in the wake of the 2012 election suggested the party needed to appeal to Latinos. But the current immigration conversation sparked by Donald Trump could threaten that goal.

Competition For Resources In The Arctic

August 31, 2015
This July 30, 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil. (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson)

The scramble for the Arctic. President Obama’s in Alaska. We’ll look at the stakes.

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy Backing Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal

August 31, 2015
Rep. Joe Kennedy III during a 2013 Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing for his cousin, Caroline Kennedy, to be ambassador to Japan. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is backing the nuclear deal with Iran, joining a majority of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation in supporting the international agreement.

On Alaska Visit, Obama To Highlight Climate Change

August 31, 2015
President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on August 31, 2015. Obama is heading for a three-day visit to Alaska. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The visit is very much designed to highlight Alaska’s extraordinary scenery and the already-visible effects of climate change there.

Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

August 31, 2015
Guatemalans celebrate the recommendation from a legislative commission to revoke the presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina, in Guatemala City on August 29, 2015. The process against Perez Molina is similar to impeachment and could lead to criminal charges. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the president’s resignation.

Sanders Closes In On Clinton In Iowa

August 31, 2015
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders (right) are pictured speaking at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting on August 28, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining ground against Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

Looking Past A Shooting At American Gun Culture

August 31, 2015
A television photographer takes video of a memorial for the two slain journalist in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday.  (AP)

Lessons from the Roanoke TV shootings. We’ll look at the way forward with the New York Times’ Nick Kristof and other top thinkers.

Mass. Regional Forums To Focus On Open Meeting Law

August 30, 2015

The forums are part of an effort by the attorney general’s office to help state, local, regional and county public bodies understand and comply with the requirements of the law.

At Norwood Rally, Trump Vows To Deport ‘Illegal Immigrants,’ Stresses Friendship With Tom Brady

August 29, 2015
Donald Trump speaks at a private rally in Norwood, Mass. (Simón Rios/WBUR)

Donald Trump repeated his pledge to crack down on undocumented immigrants at Ernie’s Summer Bash, a rally held at for the Republican presidential candidate at the car magnate’s estate in Norwood.

Commentary: How Comedians Would Rank The Presidential Candidates

August 28, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulls his hair back to show that it is not a toupee while speaking during a rally at the TD Convention Center Thursday in Greenville, S.C. (Richard Shiro/AP)

Before Labor Day signals the beginning of more serious political analysis, let’s review how comedians have been treating the 2016 presidential candidates.

Twitter’s Actions Over Deleted Tweets Raise Transparency Concerns

August 28, 2015
A sign is posted on the exterior of the Twitter headquarters on February 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The social networking service has shutdown Politwoops, a website that keeps track of politicians’ deleted tweets.

Trump Says His Hair Is Real, Clinton Likens Republicans To Terrorists

August 28, 2015
At left: Donald Trump removes his hat to show that his hair is real during a political rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) At right: Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event on the campus of Case Western Reserve University on August 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

We tackle the news of the week in 2016 politics with Rick Klein of ABC News and José Díaz-Balart of Telemundo and MSNBC.

Week In The News: On Air Shooting, Wall Street Roller Coaster, Joe Biden’s Rationale

August 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

2 Immigrants Explain What It Took To Come To The U.S. Legally

August 27, 2015
A new United States citizen holds an American flag during a naturalization ceremony, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The majority of immigrants to the United States come legally. More often than not, it’s a complicated process that can take many years.

Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Target Patient Personal Information

August 27, 2015
Cheryl Sullenger is senior policy adviser for the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, based in Wichita, Kansas. She's pictured here on March 14, 2014. (John Hanna/AP)

Activists are increasingly going after the patients and doctors at abortion clinics – and their personal medical records.

Why Don’t We Have Mental Health Parity?

August 27, 2015
The slow-going struggle for mental health parity (Getty Images)

Insurance companies are required by law to cover mental health the same as physical health. So why don’t they?

McKeon Takes Oath As New Leader Of State Police

August 27, 2015

Richard McKeon, a 33-year veteran of the force, was sworn in Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker as colonel and superintendent of the state police.

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