Nicaragua Cracks Down On Press, Government Jails Opposition Leaders Ahead Of Election

Nicaragua Cracks Down On Press, Government Jails Opposition Leaders Ahead Of Election

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times reporter Anatoly Kurmanaev on the recent crackdown of press in Nicaragua as the government jails opposition leaders ahead of the November election.


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Nicaragua Cracks Down On Press, Government Jails Opposition Leaders Ahead Of Election

Nearly 500 State Legislators Sign Letter Pleading Congress To Pass For The People Act

Nearly 500 State Legislators Sign Letter Pleading Congress To Pass For The People Act

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, who organized a letter signed by nearly 500 state legislators imploring Congress pass the For the People Act to expand voting rights.


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Nearly 500 State Legislators Sign Letter Pleading Congress To Pass For The People Act

Senate Democrats Made A Voting Rights Bill A Top Priority, But It's Expected To Fail

Senate Democrats Made A Voting Rights Bill A Top Priority, But It's Expected To Fail

Senate Democrats have made a major voting rights bill a top priority, but Tuesday’s vote on it is expected to fail. Internal divisions about the bill plus opposition from Republicans have stalled it.


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Senate Democrats Made A Voting Rights Bill A Top Priority, But It's Expected To Fail

Claudette Downgraded To Tropical Depression, Will Strengthen As It Nears East Coast

Claudette Downgraded To Tropical Depression, Will Strengthen As It Nears East Coast

A cone shows the probable path of the storm center. Tropical Depression Claudette is expected to regain strength and become a tropical storm again.Tropical Depression Claudette is expected to return to a tropical storm status before it hits the North Carolina coast. The storm will bring torrential rain and high waters.

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Claudette Downgraded To Tropical Depression, Will Strengthen As It Nears East Coast