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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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Mar 15, 2012 — Mike Nichols, the cultural politics of Zumba, and a fond tip of the hat to the theatrical curtain call — this week in the best of NPR Arts.
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Mar 8, 2012 — This week: Uruguay's choral music, a Martin Luther King, Jr. misquote, and a huge box office haul.
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Mar 1, 2012 — This week: A pianist on the "jazz backbone," a drummer showing off the beat, and the tricky question of parsing works by Rihanna and Chris Brown.
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Feb 10, 2012 — This week: RuPaul, Don Cornelius, and a lost speech from Malcolm X.
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Jan 13, 2012 — This week: A band considers selling a highly coveted domain name, a world music master running for president of his home country, and a pop singer who got surprising attention for endorsing Ron Paul.
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Dec 23, 2011 — On this week's arts roundup: music interviews about communities, fathers, and the drama of winter.
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Dec 15, 2011 — On this week's arts and culture roundup: Remembering Harry Morgan, a thematic link between two very different movies, and how you keep your band going without an electric guitar.
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Dec 1, 2011 — This week's arts roundup brings you to some of the Oscar-friendly films out these days, from a Marilyn Monroe biopic to a silent film that's already gathering awards. All this, plus a visit with the Muppets.
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Nov 18, 2011 — Spotify, Ayn Rand, and Leonardo DiCaprio, on this week's arts and culture podcast.
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Oct 27, 2011 — On this week's arts and culture podcast: Amy Poehler talks about playing politics, we consider the art of the brand, and we hear alt-rock in English and Spanish.
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