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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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Helen Thomas

Jul 20, 2013 — Thomas, who spent decades at the White House reporting for United Press International and later Hearst Newspapers, covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama.
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Jan 6, 2011 — Seven months after resigning from her post as a White House columnist for Hearst after saying that Israeli Jews should return "home" to Poland and Germany, the 90-year-old columnist is writing for a small newspaper in Northern Virginia.
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Dec 3, 2010 — Wayne State University discontinued the Helen Thomas award after new anti-Jewish comments. Thomas said Zionists "owned" Wall Street, the White House, Congress and Hollywood this week before a diversity conference.
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Jun 11, 2010 — Like Helen Thomas, many of us will be working far into advanced age.
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Jun 8, 2010 — NPR host and former Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Michel Martin says Helen Thomas always had her back.  But she says her recent comments about Israel went too far.
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Jun 7, 2010 — Helen Thomas, caught in a controversy over her statements about Israel and Palestine, has resigned from Hearst News Service.  The 89-year old Thomas has covered presidents going back to JFK.
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Aug 14, 2008 — White House reporter Helen Thomas has been on the beat for more than 60 years, and now filmmaker Rory Kennedy is asking her the questions.
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