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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 26, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."
 
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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 21, 2014 — The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
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Aug 19, 2014 — Eric Garner died last month when, as police arrested him in Staten Island, an officer placed him in a chokehold while several others pinned him to the ground.
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Aug 15, 2014 — In LA, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday. While it angered many black members of the community, it hasn't sparked the same unrest as in Ferguson, Mo.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The white homeowner said he shot the 19-year-old because he'd felt threatened when she pounded on his door after 4 a.m. She had crashed her car about half a mile from his house.
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Feb 12, 2014 — Speaking to university students in Florida, Clarence Thomas also said that "the worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites."
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Jan 22, 2014 — The Seattle Seahawks player's post-game interview set off another national discussion about race because of the way many reacted to it with not-so-veiled slurs. He tells CNN that it's those who posted racial comments about him afterward who "showed their true character."
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Nov 7, 2013 — As the NFL investigates, a player who was with the team in recent years writes that "the most outlandish lie" is that Dolphins coaches didn't know what was happening. If Richie Incognito had been hazing teammate Jonathan Martin it would have been known, writes Lydon Murtha.
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Aug 30, 2013 — The Southern Poverty Law Center says Paul Craig Cobb and his supporters planned to grab control in 16-resident Leith and declare a "White Nationalist international community."
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Aug 24, 2013 — Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Aug 23, 2013 — Travelers can tell you that getting a glimpse into another person's culture can help erase ethnic prejudices. A laboratory experiment found that to be true, but only if people feel that they have a choice in the matter.
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