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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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Miscellany

Jun 13, 2014 — On Thursday night's Daily Show, Christopher Walken told Jon Stewart about his theory that Queens is full of retired cops who can dance. and Stewart laughed gamely ... for the second time.
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Jun 3, 2014 — A new study shows storms with female names aren't taken as seriously as storms with male names. You know what that means: time to give advice to lady hurricanes about being better hurricanes.
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May 14, 2014 — We continue our series of fever-dream interviews with inanimate objects by chatting with the purse the woman who appears to be Solange Knowles is carrying in the internet's current favorite video.
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Apr 16, 2014 — We do grouse about the weather, it's true. But it's miraculous, if you think about it, that we still manage to get excited about spring at all, given that it happens every year.
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Apr 3, 2014 — We traveled into the imaginary future to find out what it might be like to talk to the kinds of babies that some sports commentators argue don't need their fathers to have parental leave.
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Mar 27, 2014 — What happens when you ask Twitter for two good things? Good food, family, sunshine, music, and neonatal kitten rescue.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Starbucks is partnering with Oprah Winfrey to sell a new tea called, seriously, the "Oprah Chai." But could you live with yourself if you ordered it?
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Mar 3, 2014 — The weather that is charming in November is hateful in March. We examine exactly how one transitions from affection to bitter resentment.
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Feb 10, 2014 — We enter an alternate reality to interview the most famous bag in show business today.
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Feb 4, 2014 — What do artists like Philip Seymour Hoffman owe us, after all? Do they owe us their art? Or is their art a gift — for as long we have it?
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