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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 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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Post office

Dec 24, 2013 — Regulators authorized a temporary 3-cent increase to help the U.S. Postal Service recoup billions of dollars in losses.
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Nov 11, 2013 — The Postal Service has struck a deal. Starting with New York and Los Angeles, it will deliver Amazon's packages on Sundays. More cities will be added next year. The early analyses are that both sides of the deal will benefit.
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May 18, 2012 — The average cost per claim grew by 12.3 percent from the year before, to $29,296. That average has soared 53.4 percent since 2003.
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Dec 5, 2011 — Dropping a first-class letter in the mail in the morning and expecting it will get to its destination by the next day would be a thing of the past under changes the U.S. Postal Service is explaining.
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Aug 14, 2011 — For many people in rural America, post offices aren't just a necessity or a convenience. They are community centers, gathering places, and a sign that they are represented. A cool visualization shows how post offices expanded throughout the country.
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Aug 1, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the ongoing negotiations to raise the debt ceiling, and Philip Rubio on what we'll lose if we lose our neighborhood post office. In the second hour, sociology professor C.J. Pascoe explains the psychology of humiliation, and the NFL.
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Jan 28, 2009 — The financial crisis steals my most beloved publications — and then takes my mail!?
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