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It's All Politics
1:46 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. ... They're bringing drugs; they're bringing crime, their rapists; and some, I assume, are good people," Donald Trump said while announcing his campaign last month.
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Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 3:52 pm

Republicans have been talking about reforming their party since President Obama's re-election in 2012. The recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare and the reversal of several Southern Republican governors on the Confederate battle flag gave the GOP a new chance. But change can be hard.

In presidential years, the party has a math problem, according to GOP strategist Steve Schmidt. He points out that while Democrats are attracting growing segments of the population, like Latinos and Asians, Republicans are relying on their traditional base of white voters.

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The Salt
1:15 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

Workers with Ceria wait for a pipe-welding machine to finish connecting two sections of plastic irrigation pipe in Bario, Malaysia. The company has brought mechanized farming to the Kelabit Highlands.
Jerry Redfern for NPR

Change typically doesn't come fast or often in the Kelabit Highlands in the interior of Malaysian Borneo. "Go slowly" is both a motto and a way of life here. For centuries, even millennia, locals have gathered and grown their own foods in the dense tropical jungle.

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The Two-Way
1:10 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Greece's 'Erratic Marxist' Leaves Legacy Of Sound Bites

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis walks toward his motorcycle following a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, Greece, on March 15. Varoufakis said today he was resigning, a day after Greeks voted to reject terms of a bailout imposed by Greece's creditors. Varoufakis was one of the leading campaigner behind the "no" vote.
Pantelis Saitas EPA /Landov

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 3:21 pm

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Author Interviews
1:01 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 3:56 pm

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Movie Reviews
1:01 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Country's Kacey Musgraves Mixes Wit And Sincerity In 'Pageant Material'

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:11 pm

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