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Campaign Finance: Who’s Giving, And How Much?

July 16, 2015
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes questions from supporters at Trident Tech on June 17, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Last night, the 2016 presidential candidates had to reveal their fundraising and spending amounts from the past few months.

Japan Moves To Expand Its Military Reach

July 16, 2015
People hold signs during a protest outside the National Diet on July 16, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The protest is against the security bill approved by the Lower House on July 16, 2015, that would allow Japan's Self Defense Forces to also defend aggression against its allies - a concept called collective self-defense, pushed by leading Liberal Democratic Party despite the surging opposition by lawmakers and ordinary voters. (Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

The measure, which has sparked protests, would allow Japanese soldiers to fight overseas for the first time since World War II.

Under Austerity, Greece Still Faces Difficult Path To Growth

July 14, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talks to the media at the end of an Eurozone Summit over the Greek debt crisis in Brussels on July 13, 2015. Juncker said there was no longer any risk of Greece crashing out of the euro after Athens agreed a bailout deal with eurozone partners. (Theirry Charlier/Getty Images)

Can pension cuts, higher taxes and more foreign oversight really help the tattered Greek economy recover?

What Does The Iran Nuclear Deal Mean?

July 14, 2015
From left to right, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz pose for a group picture at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions — an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world. (Carlos Barria/AP)

President Obama says the deal eliminates the possibility of Iran creating a nuclear weapon, but critics say it does the opposite.

Congress Sharpens Knives For Iran Deal

July 14, 2015
In this Nov. 4, 2014 photo, Republican Senator-elect Cory Gardner delivers his victory speech to supporters during the GOP election night gathering at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, in Denver, Colo. Gardner said Monday, April 6, 2015 that he has serious reservations about a planned multinational agreement with Iran over its nuclear program and that Congress should vote on whether to approve the deal. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, one of the Republicans leading the charge against the deal, explains his opposition.

Deal To Limit Iran’s Nuclear Program Finally Reached

July 14, 2015
President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, conducts a press conference in the East Room of the White House in response to the Iran Nuclear Deal, on July 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The landmark deal will limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. The agreement, which comes after almost two years of diplomacy, has also been praised by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)

President Obama is praising the deal announced today in Vienna as one not based on trust, but based on verification.

On The Ground In Iran With Al Jazeera America’s Ali Velshi

July 13, 2015
Ali Velshi, host of "Ali Velshi on Target" on Al Jazeera America, attends the Food Dialogues: New York on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision for USFRA/AP)

The journalist spent two weeks speaking with Iranians about their lives and their thoughts on a deal that would include lifting sanctions.

Do Americans Need To ‘Work Longer Hours’?

July 13, 2015
Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks to the press at the 4th of July Parade in Merrimack, New Hampshire. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has been getting criticism, after a comment he made to a New Hampshire newspaper.

Greek Leader Says Possible Exit From Euro Is Gone

July 13, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks with the media after a meeting of eurozone heads of state at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, July 13, 2015. A summit of eurozone leaders reached a tentative agreement with Greece on Monday for a bailout program that includes "serious reforms" and aid, removing an immediate threat that Greece could collapse financially and leave the euro. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

Early today, Greece reached a preliminary deal with European creditors for a new multibillion-dollar bailout.

Georgia, Five Other States Raise Gas Taxes

July 13, 2015
Motorist Jerry Reed watches the pump display while filling up his tank at a gas station, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)

Three of the gas tax hikes are in traditionally red states. We take a look at the politics of this in Georgia’s conservative legislature.

Week In Politics: From Iran To The Confederate Flag

July 13, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Iran nuclear talks were in danger of busting through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy, and testing the resolve of U.S. negotiators to walk away from the negotiation as they've threatened. (Carlos Barria/AP)

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses the possible nuclear deal, the transportation bill in Congress, the Confederate flag debate and more.

What Satellite Images Can Tell Us About Countries’ Economies

July 10, 2015
An early morning view photographed by one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station on July 22, 2014. (NASA)

The images collected by satellites are providing a lot of economic information, to everyone from investors to aid organizations.

Does Ireland’s Recovery Hold Lessons For Greece?

July 10, 2015
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny arrives for an EU summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on June 25, 2015. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

Like Greece, Ireland was hit hard by the European debt crisis, and also received a bailout. But is it fair to compare the two countries?

Despite Similarities To Greece, Slovenia Takes Tough Stance On Debt Crisis

July 10, 2015
From the outside, it might look like Slovenia should be sympathetic to Greece's debt crisis. It's another small European country that's had economic difficulties. (Simon Bramwell/Flickr)

Slovenia’s government – like Germany – is taking a hard line on Greece, calling for a serious structural reform plan.

Evicted From S.C. Capitol, Confederate Flag Finds New Home

July 10, 2015
A South Carolina state police honor guard lowers the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Republican Governor Nikki Haley presided over the event after signing the historic legislation to remove the flag the day before. (John Moore/Getty Images)

The flag will be moved to the Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum, just a few blocks away from the state capitol.

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