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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Mar 24, 2014 — Thousands of remains will be coming to "the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site" this year, officials say. Family members will have a private seating area. The public will not have access.
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Sep 11, 2013 — It's been 12 years since the attacks. Just after 8:45 a.m. ET there was a moment of silence marking the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. There are also events at the Pentagon and in southwestern Pennsylvania, where the other jets came down.
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Sep 12, 2011 — Voice-overs and the sheer amount provoke complaints, but may just reflect boisterous American democracy.
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Sep 10, 2011 — Some of the most arresting images from Sept. 11 were collected by Life magazine, Magnum and VII.
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Sep 8, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, employers talk about what would make them start hiring again. In the second hour, the future of the NFL, and the TOTN freshman reads series continues with author Jared Diamond.
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Sep 4, 2011 — New York and Washington, D.C. were the primary targets on Sept. 11. The attacks played out mostly on TV for much of the rest of the country. Yet for most Americans, there is one moment when the distant tragedy became deeply personal.
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May 5, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, spouses of wounded vets, and should we celebrate Bin Laden's death. In our second hour, the 50th anniversary of The Freedom Rides, and remembering 9/11 in a new light.
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Dec 23, 2010 — Discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center, the pear tree was nursed back to health and now is a symbol of ground zero's rebirth.
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Dec 22, 2010 — According to New York'sDaily News: "To win GOP support, the proposal was trimmed down to 5 years at $4.3 billion."
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Dec 21, 2010 — The $6.2 billion measure aims to pay the health care costs of police officers, firefighters and others who became ill from working at ground zero. Coburn wants it to be paid for with cuts in other spending, not a fee on some imports.
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