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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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Faith

Oct 8, 2010 — Guest blogger Jamila Bey recalls coming out to her family as an atheist and later finding comfort in others who share her views.
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Sep 29, 2010 — NPR's Lee Hill explores whether a recent Colorado interview with Eddie Long accuser Jamal Parris, secured by an Atlanta TV news station, crossed the line in hot pursuit of a story.
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Sep 27, 2010 — Guest blogger Malik Washington takes a critical look at sexuality and conflicted leadership in black church culture amid a gay sex scandal facing Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long.
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Aug 26, 2010 — In the years after Hurricane Katrina, writer Malik Washington traveled to New Orleans to help the city's residents rebuild. He reflects on the lessons learned about the spirit of the Crescent City.
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Aug 5, 2010 — Writer Kai Wright says a judge's decision to overturn Proposition 8 is not about the way gay relationships affect other people, it's about the way bigotry affects gay relationships.
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Jul 7, 2010 — Guest blogger Lester K. Spence says the genre is more than just music. For him, it can be a form of therapy.
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Jun 23, 2010 — Guest blogger Sohini Baliga says it's hard not to wonder about the sincerity of someone who professes to being a Christian, but does so at a time when it could potentially be of value for his or her political ambitions.
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Apr 29, 2010 — Some activists are calling for a boycott in Arizona. Is immigration the next big civil rights issue?
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Feb 5, 2010 — Why would any woman stay married to a husband who cheated on her with another man?
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Jan 8, 2010 — In a way, religion in America is a lot like parenthood. We all demand a great level of respect and privacy about our own choices, but we seem way too ready to call out other people who we think are doing it wrong.
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