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For Some Colorado Lawmakers, The Death Penalty Debate Is Personal

For Some Colorado Lawmakers, The Death Penalty Debate Is Personal

Colorado state Sen. Rhonda FieldsBills to abolish the death penalty are being debated in state legislatures across the country. In Colorado, a couple of lawmakers have a very personal connection to this political lightning rod.

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For Some Colorado Lawmakers, The Death Penalty Debate Is Personal

John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal

John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal

Former speaker of the house John Boehner has emerged as one of the most vocal advocates in the GOP for legalizing marijuana. Above, Boehner answers questions at the U.S. Capitol on December 5, 2013.The former speaker of the House says he has never used marijuana. But he says that “if other people use the product, who am I to say they shouldn’t?”

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John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal

Protests Mount In Algeria, Even As President Promises Transitional Government

Protests Mount In Algeria, Even As President Promises Transitional Government

Algerians march during a protest in Algiers, Algeria, on Friday.President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced on Monday that he would not seek reelection to a fifth term. But Algerians are demanding that he resign immediately and not prolong his nearly 20-year rule.

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Protests Mount In Algeria, Even As President Promises Transitional Government

Week In Politics: Trump's First Veto, Yemen And The Spread Of Far-Right Hate Speech

Week In Politics: Trump's First Veto, Yemen And The Spread Of Far-Right Hate Speech

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, and Mary Katharine Ham, of CNN about President Trump’s first veto, the Senate’s vote to cut off support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and the spread of far-right hate speech.


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Week In Politics: Trump's First Veto, Yemen And The Spread Of Far-Right Hate Speech