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2:48am

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Obama Steps Up Campaign To Win Over Latino Voters

Last month, President Obama became the first sitting president since Kennedy to visit Puerto Rico — one of many recent events to reach out to Latinos.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Virtually any time President Obama has opened his mouth in public this month, it has been to talk about the debt ceiling. On Monday, he shifts his focus — at least for an hour — to address the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the country.

It's the latest effort in the president's intense campaign to win the hearts and minds of Latinos. In the White House, he has met with Hispanic celebrities, activists and policy groups for summits, lunches and parties.

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2:47am

Mon July 25, 2011
Around the Nation

A Floating Hotel At The Edge Of New York City

Constance Hockaday, the creator of the Boatel, stands under the sign announcing her art project/hotel at Marina 59 on Jamaica Bay in Queens, New York.
Jon Kalish

In New York, on the distant end of the city from Manhattan, the Rockaways sit on a thin strip of land at the southern edge of Queens, bounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and on the other by Jamaica Bay. It has recently become a destination for young adults, and now there's a hip new place to stay, right on the water.

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2:00am

Mon July 25, 2011
World

Norway Attack Stokes Fears Of Growing Extremism

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Sylvia Poggioli in Oslo about the Norwegian man charged with a pair of attacks in that country and the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe.

2:00am

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Lawmakers' Dueling Debt Plans

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner started the weekend with a pair of dueling news conferences, followed by back-room conversations, conference calls and news releases — but no deal was reached in the debt talks. Now leaders of each party are drafting their own plans for avoiding a crisis.

2:00am

Mon July 25, 2011
World

Norway Suspect's Hearing Likely Will Be Closed

The man accused of killing more than 90 people on Friday in Norway is expected to be arraigned on terrorism charges Monday. The 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, has not pleaded guilty and said he acted alone with no accomplice.

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