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6:03 am
Sun May 31, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Lindsey Graham

Graham speaks to reporters in December 1998 about the impeachment trial against President Bill Clinton.
Tim Sloan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 1:30 pm

This post has been updated to note that Graham has now officially gotten into the race for president.

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The Two-Way
10:18 pm
Sat May 30, 2015

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies After Cancer Battle

Beau Biden and his father, Joe Biden, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 10:03 am

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's older son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.

"It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life," Joe Biden said in a statement issued by the White House. Hallie Biden is Beau Biden's wife; Hunter and Ashley are his brother and half-sister.

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Around the Nation
5:07 pm
Sat May 30, 2015

Ceaseless Rain Hinders Search For Missing Flood Victims

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 6:07 pm

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Shots - Health News
5:05 pm
Sat May 30, 2015

Seeing What Isn't There: Inside Alzheimer's Hallucinations

Russell Cobb Getty Images/Ikon Images

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 4:57 pm

In this episode of NPR's series Inside Alzheimer's, we hear from Greg O'Brien about his struggle to deal with the hallucinations that are an increasing part of his illness. O'Brien, a longtime journalist in Cape Cod, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.

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The Two-Way
2:14 pm
Sat May 30, 2015

Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

The sun sets along 42nd Street in Manhattan in 2013 during a semi-annual phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge," when the sun aligns perfectly with the city's transit grid.
John Minchillo AP

It's a semi-annual alignment of sun and skyscrapers in downtown New York and it's happening tonight at 8:12 p.m. ET.

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The Two-Way
12:49 pm
Sat May 30, 2015

Hastert Due To Be Arraigned Next Week

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert addresses the Illinois House in 2013. Hastert is due next week to be arraigned on charges of structuring payments to an accuser and lying to the FBI.
Seth Perlman AP

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was due to be arraigned in federal court next week on charges he paid hush money — reportedly to keep silent allegations of sexual abuse that date from his days as a high school teacher and coach in rural Illinois.

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The Two-Way
11:10 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley as he announces his intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a speech in Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, Md.
Jim Bourg Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 9:43 am

Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Saturday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, joining front-runner Hillary Clinton and dark horse candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary race.

Speaking at a rally in Baltimore, where O'Malley served as mayor before becoming governor, he decried "an economy that has so concentrated wealth in the hands of the very few that it has taken opportunity out of the homes of the many."

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The Two-Way
9:14 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Death Toll In Texas, Oklahoma Floods At 28

Flood waters from the Brazos River encroach upon a home in the Horseshoe Bend neighborhood in Weatherford, Texas, on Friday.
Brandon Wade AP

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 9:26 am

Officials are warning of more rain this weekend in Texas and Oklahoma, compounding severe flooding in the region that began last weekend and has been blamed for the deaths of at least 28 people.

Forecasters warn that the Colorado River at Wharton, Texas, could crest today, causing major flooding in that area. It is the wettest May on record for the state.

Meanwhile, volunteers searched the banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for people missing days after a vacation house was swept away, according to The Associated Press.

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U.S.
7:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Devastating Floods Alter Lives In A Texas Mobile Home Park

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 5:24 pm

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The Two-Way
7:22 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Anthrax Was Accidentally Sent To 11 States, 2 Countries, Pentagon Now Says

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 7:24 pm

The Pentagon says 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries received samples of live anthrax that were accidentally shipped by the Defense Department.

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