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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Jul 22, 2014 — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
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Apr 15, 2013 — A new poll of undocumented Latino immigrants found that most are optimistic that the nation's immigration laws will be changed.
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Apr 12, 2013 — The Immigration and Customs Enforcement union is concerned the bipartisan group working on immigration legislation is putting a path to citizenship ahead of border security. Florida Republican Marco Rubio is seen as key for garnering conservative support.
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Mar 31, 2013 — An agreement between labor and business chiefs clears one of the last — and perhaps largest — hurdles for concrete legislation. Senators from the bipartisan group working to overhaul immigration say a deal is close but not complete.
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Mar 8, 2013 — Also: Marco Rubio's unusual taste in poets; journalist Nate Thayer is accused of plagiarism; and rethinking book acknowledgments.
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Feb 13, 2013 — The Florida senator has joined in the joking about his big stretch for a big drink as he was giving the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
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Dec 11, 2012 — What would you want in a national Pledge For Science? How would you balance out the need to keep politicians from waffling on scientific issues as diverse as evolution, climate change and vaccines while separating out issues of research from issues of policy?
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Dec 13, 2011 — If Sen. Marco Rubio received the GOP's vice presidential nomination, only 13 percent of Latinos said they would be "much more likely" to vote Republican. Nearly half said it would have no effect on their vote.
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Nov 2, 2010 — Rubio beat Crist who ran as an independent and Meek, the Democrat, in the three way race.
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Oct 29, 2010 — Still, Florida's Senate race has been roiled by the reports and some Democrats worry that the news could discourage or anger some African-American voters. Meek is black.
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