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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The office of the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs said it couldn't prove that anyone had died because of long wait times at the VA medical center in Phoenix. In a speech to the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced new initiatives.But veterans want more than promises.
 
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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. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.
 

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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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Sandwich Mondays

Oct 15, 2012 — Sandwich Monday has moved. We're fattening up other NPR blogs now.
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Oct 1, 2012 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat a pepperoni sandwich that can last forever.
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Sep 24, 2012 — This week, we eat a sandwich that's like a burger, if the burger had exploded. Mmm. Meat pebbles.
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Sep 10, 2012 — This week, Peter remembers a sandwich of his youth: Hebrew National salami on white bread with sweet pickle relish. It tastes strongly of nostalgia. Tell us about the Sandwiches Of Your Youth.
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Aug 27, 2012 — Sandwich Monday is on vacation.
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Aug 20, 2012 — Some members of the Sandwich Monday crew are doing a 5K tonight. To get ready, we made a sandwich comprised entirely of energy bars and gels. It adds up to 1,200 calories, more than twice that of a Big Mac.
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Aug 13, 2012 — A recipe for bacon s'mores has been making its way around the Internet today, prompting many people to wonder how they hadn't thought of it before. It was probably like this when a caveman first figured out the wheel and put something about it on his blog.
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Aug 6, 2012 — This week, our intern shares her family's recipe for Extreme Ice Cream Sandwiches: Make cookies, bake them for only four minutes, freeze them, and then put ice cream in between. It's like cookie dough ice cream, reversed. Genius.
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Jul 23, 2012 — Forget everything you ever knew about buns: This week, we eat a burger in between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Jul 16, 2012 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we let an invasive pest invade our mouths.
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