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Sen. Rubio Says He Could Run For President Even If Jeb Bush Does

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NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office, where they discussed U.S. involvement in the Middle East and the world as a whole. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Waiting For A Break: Obama On 'Strategic Patience' In Foreign Policy

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First Black Republican Congresswoman Wants To Be Known For More

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Water vapor, which looks like smoke, is seen rising from a power plant near Hengshui in China's Hebei province. In November, President Obama announced a landmark carbon-cutting deal with China — the world's leading producer of greenhouse gases. And the Chinese government has announced plans to cap the use of coal within five years. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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2014 Brought Lasting Action On Climate Change Policy

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Progressives Create State Innovation Exchange To Counter ALEC

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President Obama told NPR that he thinks the U.S. is less racially divided today than when he first took office. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Whites More Optimistic Than Blacks On Race Relations In The U.S.

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President Obama responds to a question from NPR's Steve Inskeep on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Here's Why Obama Said The U.S. Is 'Less Racially Divided'

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The Fleeting Obsessions Of The White House Press Corps

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Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

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Rep. Michael Grimm speaks to the media last week after pleading guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial. Grimm was accused of evading taxes by hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a Manhattan restaurant. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Kimmy Denny and her partner, Barb Lawrence of Palm Harbor, Fla., wait outside a court hearing on gay marriage in Miami in July. On Jan. 6, same-sex marriages will be allowed in the Sunshine State. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Activists Call 2014 'A Super Banner Year' For Same-Sex Marriage

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