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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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Sep 2, 2011 — While hundreds of thousands of people are still working to recover from last weekend's major weather event (Hurricane Irene) residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and neighboring states are preparing for a tropical storm.
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Jul 12, 2011 — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, in an attempt to force open the books at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
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Jun 21, 2010 — Lee Hill, of NPR's Tell Me More, offers a slide show of images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ted Jackson depicting very different disasters along the Gulf Coast.
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May 3, 2010 — Gulf Coast residents fear the worst as oil spreads throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
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Sep 8, 2008 — Hurricane season has been relentless this year — we'll check in with the latest victims of Hurricane Ike.
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Sep 1, 2008 — Hurricane Gustav's battering the Gulf Coast. A full update from the region.
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