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August 28, 2014 | NPR · James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · U.S. and Russian experts recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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New Year's resolutions

Jan 7, 2013 — What can we learn from philosophers about keeping New Year's resolutions and becoming better people? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers some clever studies on the relationship between words and deeds.
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Dec 31, 2012 — Members of NPR's audience share their resolutions for 2013.
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Jan 2, 2012 — In the 1970s, a sizable number of U.S. servicemen in Vietnam self-identified as heroin addicts. But when they returned stateside, the number of these soldiers who continued their addiction was surprisingly low. Why? Turns out a massive disruption in their environment and routine played a big role in helping them change their behavior.
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Jan 6, 2011 — Resolving the different types of New Year's resolutions — some are intensely practical, while others, are more inspirational.  This year, Barrie Hardymon settles on something poetic.
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Jan 3, 2011 — As ever, there are a number of takes floating about the web on how to approach your New Year's resolutions. Here, two fresh takes: Improve your overall health by taking better care of your relationships, or by embracing your solitude.
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Jan 4, 2010 — James Parker calls himself an amateur psychologist and gives us the perfect excuse to break those New Year's resolutions.
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Feb 17, 2009 — Multivitamins: To take or not to take?
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