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August 28, 2014 | NPR · James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · U.S. and Russian experts recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
 

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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 22, 2014 — Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Patients who undergo colon screenings might breathe a little easier now that U.S. regulators have approved a pill containing two cameras. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker says.
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Mar 25, 2013 — Google's yet-to-be-released wearable computer sounds amazing, like something out of science fiction. But not everyone is in awe, and some groups, and even one lawmaker, say the technology raises concerns that need to be addressed.
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Sep 1, 2012 — Sales spiked for the iGrill, a Bluetooth-connected cooking thermometer for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, after an enthusiastic online mention from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. But is it worth the $80 pricetag? We put the iGrill through its paces.
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Jul 7, 2011 — Old gadgets never die, they just get buried in the back of the closet. As blogger Scott Cameron's ReplayTV announces its intention to stop working at the end of July, it faces the same fate as his Palm Pilot, robotic dog and VHS player.
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Nov 29, 2010 — The Computer History Museum reminds us that long before iPads and iPhones, the hot holiday gadgets were Furbys and Atari 2600s. What else is on their list of "Gifts of Holidays Past?"
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Nov 3, 2010 — This eco-friendly and socially friendly device will be an instant conversation starter at your next social gathering.
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Oct 20, 2010 — Apple announced a batch of gear and software Wednesday that CEO Steve Jobs says will bring popular elements of mobile devices to the company's laptop and desktop computers. Among them: more ability to "swipe" windows, and improved video chatting.
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Sep 2, 2009 — NPR has released its first gadget for iGoogle. Powered by the NPR API, it allows iGoogle users a convenient way to access and experience NPR content.
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