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In Divided Virginia Administration, Kaine Learned To Work Across The Aisle

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 34 min ago

Ex-Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican, was elected to be Democrat Tim Kaine's lieutenant when he was governor. Bolling describes his years with Kaine and offers tips for being a good No. 2.

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Tim Kaine's Pastor Describes The Veep Pick's Life As A Devout Catholic

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 37 min ago

Tim Kaine has worn many hats in Virginia politics: Richmond mayor, governor, senator. He's also a recognizable face at a majority-black Catholic church in Richmond — and has been for 30 years.

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In Kaine, Clinton Gains A Swing-State Spanish Speaker

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 45 min ago

Who is Tim Kaine, and what does he bring to the Democratic presidential ticket? NPR's Mara Liasson provides answers.

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Why 'Boring' Tim Kaine Might Be Exactly What Hillary Clinton Needs

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 22 min ago

Being a safe pick isn't a bad thing, and the Virginia senator is a disciplined messenger, has a positive persona and can help Clinton appeal to white males — a place where Trump has an edge.

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5 Things To Know About Tim Kaine

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 57 min ago

Hillary Clinton has chosen Tim Kaine as her running mate. Here are some fast facts about the Virginia senator.

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Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Her Vice Presidential Running Mate

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 3 min ago

The Virginia senator and former governor is a loyal ally who can help reach out to Hispanics and may be able to woo disaffected independents or moderate Republicans who are turned off by Donald Trump.

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Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 13 min ago

The state Supreme Court said Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't have the authority to grant voting rights to felons through a blanket order. McAuliffe's action this spring affected 206,000 ex-offenders.

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Comic-Con Has Become Poké-Con

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 3:29pm

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest phenomena isn't just inside the convention center, it's all around: Swarms of people staring at their phones as they play Pokémon Go.

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Rape Survivor Sues After Texas Authorities Jailed Her For A Month

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 1:52pm

"Jane Doe found herself hopelessly trapped in a bizarre plot pulled from a Kafka novel," the lawsuit reads. It claims authorities feared she would flee before testifying against her rapist.

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Zimbabwe's Powerful Veterans Withdraw Support For President Mugabe

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 12:50pm

"This rot needs to be uprooted, and right now," say the veterans, who have been among Robert Mugabe's staunchest allies. They've played a pivotal, often violent role keeping him in power since 1980.

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Graphic Novelist Marjorie Lui On How Rejection Shaped Her Writing

NPR Books - July 22, 2016 - 12:32pm

Author Marjorie Liu is nominated for two Eisners, the most prestigious awards in comics. She writes young adult fantasy books that cover topics that include war, women and steam punk gadgetry.

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3 Books To Take On Your Summer Getaway

NPR Books - July 22, 2016 - 12:32pm

Bookseller John Evans recommends three vacation reads: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan and Under the Big Black Sun by John Doe and Tom DeSavia.

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Trump Cited My Work In His Speech — But He Missed The Point

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 12:21pm

Donald Trump talked about how "the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders — he never had a chance."

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Now Russia's Paralympic Athletes May Be Banned Amid Signs Of Doping

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 11:18am

The Paralympic Committee said it's investigating 35 "disappearing positive samples" among disabled Russian athletes. The committee plans to announce by Aug. 1 whether it will ban Russia.

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Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Kills At Least 9, Police Say

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 10:38am

At least 21 people were injured in the shooting. Police initially carried out a manhunt for multiple suspects; they now believe there was only one shooter, an 18-year-old German-Iranian man.

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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 10:13am

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.

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Invisibilia: The Unbearable Lightness Of Footwear

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2016 - 9:57am

When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.

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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’

New York Times book reviews - July 22, 2016 - 7:47am
Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; and David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.”
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Inside the List

New York Times book reviews - July 22, 2016 - 7:04am
Daniel Silva’s “The Black Widow,” No. 1 in hardcover fiction, opens with an ISIS bombing in Paris. “I wrote this book as a warning about what was coming,” Silva says.
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Fiction: A Novel of Egypt’s ‘Cheated Generation’

New York Times book reviews - July 22, 2016 - 6:46am
Yasmine El Rashidi’s “Chronicle of a Last Summer” is about a heroine’s path to adulthood during and after Mubarak.
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