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Reporting On Health Care

‘Protect Our Care’ group plans to push back against repeal of health law
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‘Protect Our Care’ group plans to push back against repea...

Supporters of the 2010 health care law will launch a political coalition Friday to block its repeal.

Birth control emerges as rallying cry against Trump’s pick for health secretary
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Birth control emerges as rallying cry against Trump’s pic...

Reproductive rights activists opposed to Donald Trump’s nominee for health secretary have hit upon a potent rallying cry: the cost of birth control.

A likely Trump administration proposal: health insurance subsidies for everyone
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A likely Trump administration proposal: health insurance ...

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia to become the next secretary of Health and Human Services.

How women’s health care costs could rise under TrumpCare
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How women’s health care costs could rise under TrumpCare

Birth control is just the tip of the iceberg, advocates say. There are a number of other women’s health benefits that are also at risk.

LGBT health advocates fear backlash under Trump
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LGBT health advocates fear backlash under Trump

Tom Price, like many other Republicans, has received a zero over the last three sessions of Congress on the Human Rights Campaign’s congressional scorecard.

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Trump’s vow to repeal Obamacare spurs women’s rush to get...

Obamacare required private and public insurers to eliminate co-pays for a majority of birth control options, effectively making birth control free or low cost.

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Paul Ryan's plan to change Medicare looks a lot like Obam...

President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan agree that repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with some other health insurance system is a top priority.

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For Trump and GOP, ‘Obamacare’ repeal is complex and risky

With Republicans controlling the White House and Congress in January, they’re faced with delivering on their long-time promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare.”

Reporting On Gun Control

With Trump win, gun sellers see win — and loss
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With Trump win, gun sellers see win — and loss

It's no secret that Donald Trump campaigned as a champion of gun rights, but a Trump administration poses both welcome relief and an immediate problem for the gun industry.

These four states will weigh tougher gun control in election
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These four states will weigh tougher gun control in election

The presence of so many ballot questions in the same year reflects the strategy, growing power and deep pockets of gun-control supporters.

Texas professors sue over new law allowing guns on campus
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Texas professors sue over new law allowing guns on campus

Texas’ new law allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms has barely started and already faces a legal challenge seeking to block it before fall.

Gunned Down
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Gunned Down

FRONTLINE investigates the politics and power of the NRA.

WASHINGTON WEEK

By the numbers: Guns in America

Crunching the numbers behind the gun control debate.

NPR

Here's where gun laws stand in your state

Hillary Clinton called out Florida's gun laws in a Monday speech responding to the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

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Clinton uses Florida platform to talk to mothers who've l...

Hillary Clinton is using her time on the campaign trail to draw a sharp contrast between herself and Donald Trump, especially on the issue of gun control.

Reporting On LGBT issues

How could President Trump or Clinton influence national LGBTQ rights?
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How could President Trump or Clinton influence national L...

Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, but there are other battlegrounds related to civil rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals.

Kaine says Catholic Church might change on gay marriage
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Kaine says Catholic Church might change on gay marriage

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.

PBS NEWSHOUR

The election could determine the Supreme Court’s transgen...

The Supreme Court’s order blocking a transgender male from using the boys’ restroom at his Virginia school underscores how the election results will shape the high court.

WASHINGTON WEEK

LGBT America: By the Numbers

Accurate estimates of LGBT Americans have proven elusive for many researchers over the years.

NPR

North Carolina 'Bathroom Law' energizes voters on both si...

In North Carolina, the GOP is defending majorities in both chambers of the state legislature and the governor's office — amid a controversy over a law concerning LGBT rights.

Reporting On Race

Meet some of the Chinese Americans voting for Trump
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Meet some of the Chinese Americans voting for Trump

A survey by three Asian-American non-governmental organizations, released in May, showed that Asian-American voters overwhelmingly favor the Democratic Party.

Will Trump energize the Latino vote?
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Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

Has the Republican nominee jolted awake another group — the now 27.3 million eligible Hispanic voters long labeled the sleeping giant of U.S. elections?

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Black Lives Matter coalition releases first official plat...

Just days before the two-year anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Movement for Black Lives has released an official platform.

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The view from Latino voters in the Northeast

Steve Inskeep talks to Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University about Latino voters in the Northeast.

NPR

In California, more Latinos registering as ‘no-party voters’

Since 2008, California — which holds its Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday — has seen a 35 percent spike in people registering as “No Party Preference” voters.

Reporting On Religion

Could President Trump really create a tracking system for U.S. Muslims?
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Could President Trump really create a tracking system for...

As Trump prepares to take office next month, immigration advocates, legal experts and Muslim-Americans are girding for a fight over immigration and national security policy.

Evangelicals face a gender split over Trump
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Evangelicals face a gender split over Trump

White evangelicals are reliable Republican voters. They also have a long history of demanding that politicians exemplify character and morality in public life.

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Listeners: Why don't we hear more about the Christian left?

Both Tim Kaine and Mike Pence brought their faith into the VP debate, emphasizing their religious beliefs and even quoting the Bible.

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Religious voters may lean Republican, but feel conflicted...

Researchers seeking to predict how Americans will vote have for years identified an important clue: The more religious you are, the more likely you are to lean Republican.

RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

A week of religious stops by the candidates

On the campaign trial, candidates have made several religious stops in recent days, and with mixed receptions.

Reporting On The Electorate

Have Republicans lost the suburbs?
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Have Republicans lost the suburbs?

The suburbs outside of Denver, Colorado used to be a Republican stronghold, but are now trending Democratic. The shift is part of a national trend.

AAPI millennials have opinions, but will they vote?
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AAPI millennials have opinions, but will they vote?

The children of Baby Boomers, millennials tend to be liberal – but disillusioned.

Younger, diverse voters are reshaping California politics
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Younger, diverse voters are reshaping California politics

The outcome of voting on Nov. 8 is likely to reflect long-term trends that have seen the nation’s most populous state become increasingly diverse and firmly Democratic.

Clinton holds a lead among Asian Americans, new survey says
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Clinton holds a lead among Asian Americans, new survey says

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton holds nearly a 4-to-1 lead over Donald Trump among registered Asian-American voters, according to the National Asian American Survey.

Young voters from newer immigrant families lean more liberal, poll shows
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Young voters from newer immigrant families lean more libe...

Young Hispanic and Asian-Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their views on politics, a new GenForward poll shows.

Is 'rural resentment' driving voters to Trump?
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Is 'rural resentment' driving voters to Trump?

An August presidential poll out of Virginia shows the heightening of a long-existing trend: There is a big, big rural-urban split in the battleground state.

NPR

After a rough Summer, Pennsylvania Trump fans explain why...

At a recent rally in Altoona, Pa., Trump told the crowd that the only way he could lose Pennsylvania, where he is polling well behind Clinton, would be in the event of a fix.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Former refugees look to Election Day with a sense of duty

Thousands of former refugees and asylum-seekers will be voting in a U.S. election for the first time this November.

NPR

Detroit working class men split on Trump

If Trump hopes to win Michigan, then he's got to win over working-class white men in suburban Detroit.

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