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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 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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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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Jul 14, 2014 — Companies around the country are helping parents search their kids' rooms for drugs. But civil liberties groups say they're crossing a line — and police have their own concerns.
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May 7, 2014 — Federal agents acted on hundreds of warrants Wednesday, in an operation that included at least 25 states.
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Apr 30, 2014 — Afghanistan is not just a world leader in producing drugs. It's also a leading consumer. Drug users addicted to heroin, and more recently crystal meth, are everywhere in the western city of Herat.
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Mar 13, 2014 — The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.
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Feb 22, 2014 — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, was arrested in the Pacific coastal city of Mazatlan, according to officials.
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Jan 29, 2014 — Undercover police officers say they bought heroin at a McDonald's in Pittsburgh, acting on a tip that included a code phrase. They were then allegedly given a Happy Meal box containing the drug.
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Jan 9, 2014 — The Associated Press reports that U.S. Air Force officers with nuclear launch authority are caught up in an illegal-narcotics investigation.
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Dec 16, 2013 — Government-sponsored drug consumption rooms may be helping save the lives of drug users in Denmark. Addicts can use drugs safely and without being judged in the "fix rooms," which have medical staff on duty to treat overdoses.
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Oct 2, 2013 — Ross William Ulbricht, 29, known by his hacker handle "Dread Pirate Roberts," is charged with conspiracy to drug trafficking, hacking and money laundering.
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Aug 28, 2013 — Disability and illness caused by opioids, amphetamines, cocaine and cannabis increased by more than 50 percent over the two decades prior to 2010. Opioid dependence in particular has become much more common.
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