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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 | 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 26, 2014 | NPR · An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.
 
August 26, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
 

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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 25, 2014 — It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.
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Aug 24, 2014 — The 6.0-magnitude temblor caused nearly 90 injuries, widespread power and water outages and damaged buildings in the wine country just north of San Francisco.
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Aug 4, 2014 — The earthquake that hit Yunnan Province on Sunday afternoon has killed nearly 400 people. It displaced about 230,000 people, and more than 57,000 may still be waiting for rescue.
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Apr 18, 2014 — The magnitude 7.2 temblor's epicenter was about 80 miles northwest of Acapulco, but it shook up residents in the capital, Mexico City.
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Mar 29, 2014 — An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit just after 9 p.m.
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Feb 15, 2014 — There was no major damage or injuries reported from the small, 4.1-magnitude quake, but the unusual temblor comes in addition to the region's equally unusual winter weather.
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Dec 7, 2013 — The small quake caused little damage, but led to some good jokes.
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Oct 15, 2013 — The quake, whose magnitude was reported as 7.2 before being downgraded to 7.1, severely damaged churches, hospitals, and other buildings when it struck the inland area of Bohol, one of the central Visayas Islands. More than 90 people reportedly have been killed.
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Sep 28, 2013 — Pakistanis who endured Tuesday's strong earthquake that killed hundreds of people felt another quake Saturday in a remote area of Baluchistan province. The quake struck less than 20 miles from Tuesday's 7.7-magnitude event.
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Apr 22, 2013 — More than 180 people reportedly have died following Saturday's strong temblor in Sichuan province. Aftershocks and landslides are making difficult to get to the villages and other places that were hit hard.
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