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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
 
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August 27, 2014 | SCPR · The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
 
August 27, 2014 | NPR · Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.
 

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Aug 26, 2014 — The restaurant can be a daunting workplace — even more so when you don't know the lingo. Take it from a few vets: The "monkey dish" is a mystery, and the "waitmare" is, well, nacho average nightmare.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Melissa Block talks to Haley Masbruch about the terms "rabbit," "wow" and "dogleg" for an All Things Considered series on trade lingo.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a ride along on a newspaper route and a heartfelt reassurance from an IT professional.
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Aug 6, 2014 — Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read listener responses to the All Things Considered series about what it means to be a man in America today.
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Aug 4, 2014 — In an exploration of men's roles and masculinity in America, All Things Considered asked listeners to 'fess up about the movies that make men cry. Here's what they had to say.
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Jul 23, 2014 — Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the percentages used in weather forecasts.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Every profession has a jargon all its own; musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer terms distinctive to music: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland."
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Jul 4, 2014 — For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.
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Jul 2, 2014 — In a new installment of our trade lingo series, Laura Birek defines "frogging" and "the sweater curse" — predicaments knitters want to avoid.
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Jun 27, 2014 — In a recent piece on the World Cup, Phil Stark was incorrectly identified as a "wannabe comedian." It turns out that he is actually a professional comedian — and he has a joke to prove it.
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