Republican National Convention

Morning Cram
9:30 am
Tue August 28, 2012

The Morning Cram [Rain's-on-the-Way-But-Keep-on-Going-to-Work Edition]

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From NPR:  When the Republican National Convention finally gets underway today in Tampa, it will renew a civil war that's been raging — off and on — for more than a century.  

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Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/27/12

In March 2006, Fareba Miriam became the first woman to enroll in a para-veterinarian training program that USAID is running in Afghanistan.

Today on NPR: Women in Afghanistan are, in general, better off today than when the Taliban ruled. But activists say there has been backsliding on the gains of the past decade.

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Afternoon Update
4:15 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/21/12

"It is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of," says Sarah Smith. "You're just going to see a total increase in sexual assault and raping happening, because people can find out exactly where you are and exactly how many drinks you've had."

Today on NPR: A growing number of phone apps are using internal GPS to locate other potentially compatible singles nearby. But to date, far more men than women are signing up for the services.

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Politics
12:31 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to Speak at Republican National Convention

Rand Paul
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul will continue to build his national profile with a speech at the Republican National Convention later this month.

A speaking slot at a convention is usually a springboard for wider national appeal. Senator Paul is a rumored running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and a potential presidential candidate in 2016.

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