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4:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Exploring The Roots Of The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Serhii Plokhy
WUCF/PBS

When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down, the world’s attention was once again drawn to the crisis in Ukraine. 

Today on Think, Serhii Plokhy, Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University, talked about the origins of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. 

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Politics
5:06 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Davis And Abbott See National Guard Border Deployment Differently

Texas Army National Guard

The candidates running for governor have opposing reactions to Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border over the next month.

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Politics
10:24 am
Fri July 18, 2014

WATCH: President Obama Speaks On Malaysia Airlines Crash

President Obama addressing the Malaysia Airlines flight crash. Everyone on board died, including one American.

President Obama addressed the nation about the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down in Ukraine. Catch up with NPR's coverage of the story. And here's the video stream from PBS NewsHour:

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Politics
9:37 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

A Death Sentence Or A Solution? Lt. Governor Candidates See Proposed Law Differently

Law enforcement on the border are devoting more time to the increasing number of migrant children crossing into Texas.
stateimpact.npr.org

The candidates for lieutenant governor have, not surprisingly, staked out opposing positions on a proposal that would speed the return of migrant children to their Central American countries.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

WATCH: President Obama Speaks About Russia And Ukraine

President Obama announces sanctions against Russia on Wednesday.
PBS NewsHour

At the White House, President Obama spoke this afternon about sanctions the U.S. will impose on Russia and a number of companies based there. Here's NPR's news story.

And here's the PBS NewsHour feed of the president's speech.

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Politics
2:42 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Greg Abbott's Campaign For Governor Says It Has $35.6 Million In The Bank

Mark Graham/Cooper Neil The Texas Tribune

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott has amassed a $35.6 million war chest in his campaign for Texas governor, a figure his aides called unprecedented Tuesday.

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Politics
2:21 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Can Political, Faith Groups Build On The Immigration Exchange With Obama?

Leslie Harris of Flower Mound awaited the President's motorcade, showing her support for government assistance for detained migrant children.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

President Obama and Gov. Rick Perry put aside partisan differences, at least briefly, this week to share a helicopter across Dallas and discuss securing the border. The president and the governor then sat down with a group of local officials and religious leaders who are preparing to shelter 2,000 immigrant children who've been housed in cramped detention facilities. 

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Politics
5:22 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

President Obama Arrives In Dallas To Discuss Immigration Crisis

This is an earlier picture of President Obama, who arrived in Dallas Wednesday afternoon.
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President Barack Obama has arrived in Dallas, where he's meeting with local and religious leaders about the immigration crisis on the southern border. 

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Politics
11:36 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Four Reasons Why GOP Chose Cleveland Over Dallas For 2016 Convention

Dallas wooed the Republican National Convention committee with an extravagant balloon and confetti drop at American Airlines Center and several elephants, the Republican Party symbol.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Committee members choosing a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention said repeatedly they’d make a business decision, not a political one.  But following the selection of Cleveland over Dallas Tuesday, those close to the negotiations said politics played a role.

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Politics
10:57 am
Tue July 8, 2014

For GOP, Cleveland Rocks; Dallas Passed Over For 2016 Convention

Dallas' red-carpet welcome last month wasn't enough to lure the 2016 Republican National Convention. The party will be in Cleveland.
Frank Librio Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Republican National Committee chose Cleveland over Dallas on Tuesday morning to host its 2016 national convention. RNC chairman Reince Priebus made the announcement on Fox News shortly before 11 a.m.

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