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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 27, 2014 | NPR · The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
 

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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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Mar 24, 2014 — Asian carp are not just a problem for the Great Lakes region. Fish processors in Kentucky are finding novel ways to dispose of them — including sending them to China, where they are prized as food.
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Oct 4, 2013 — The system, which has been traveling through the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall in Louisiana.
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Apr 24, 2013 — The Mississippi River continues to rise, overtopping small levees north of St. Louis. But some of the bigger problems are in Illinois, near the town of Peoria.
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Dec 28, 2012 — The drought gripping the nation's midsection has made the river very hard to navigate from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill., where it meets the Ohio River. By next week, barge traffic may have to halt altogether in that section, trade groups warn.
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May 17, 2011 — Dominique Strauss-Kahn jailed in New York; Louisiana flooding slowing down; Irish security defused a bomb before Queen Elizabeth arrived in Dublin; NFL owners won legal approval to continue locking out players; former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a staffer not his wife
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May 16, 2011 — IMF chief jailed in New York on sex assault charges; more gates open on Louisiana spillway; pro-Palestinian supporters rush Israeli borders and are repelled; Air France says it can get data from crashed jet's recorders; Japanese man restarts convenience store business
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May 11, 2011 — Mississippi River flooding surges south; Presbyterians vote to allow homosexual clergy to serve openly; Syria shells civilian areas; American hikers jailed in Iran for spying don't show up in court; author Douglas Adams has been dead for 10 years
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May 9, 2011 — The Mississippi river is expected to crest in Memphis Tuesday near record levels; the average price for regular gas reaches $4 a gallon; 12 people died in religious fighting in Cairo this weekend; tens of thousands of people turned out in Mexico City Sunday to protest drug violence
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May 6, 2011 — Flooding along the Mississippi and its tributaries is breaking high-water records that have stood since the 1930s.
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May 4, 2011 — The Army Corps of Engineers is flooding some rural areas to relieve pressure upstream. In some places, residents are being warned that graves may be disturbed — and not to try to recover any "caskets, vaults or skeletal remains" in the water.
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