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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 met recently on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to come up with ways to resolve their countries' dispute over Ukraine.
 
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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 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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On The Floor

Aug 5, 2010 — The 37 votes in the Senate against the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court is the 6th highest of any court nominee since World War II, and the 3rd highest for those who were confirmed.
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Aug 5, 2010 — The U.S. Senate votes to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court by a vote of 63-37.  Five Republicans voted in favor; one Democrat voted against.
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Aug 4, 2010 — Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will bring the House back to vote on a measure that would save the jobs of 100,000 teachers.  What made a House vote possible was the breaking of a GOP filibuster in the Senate on the same measure.
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Jul 27, 2010 — The Senate is holding a vote today at 2:45 p.m. on a campaign finance issue designed to "correct" a Supreme Court ruling back in January that reversed a ban on unlimited corporate spending on campaigns.  But Democrats may not have the vote.
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Jul 26, 2010 — The release of classified documents relating to the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan comes at a time when the House — and skittish Democrats — have to decide whether to vote for funding for the additional 30,000 troops requested by Obama.
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Jul 23, 2010 — Democrats who breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing the Blagojevich trial come to an unexpected end in Illinois now are nervous about another potential ethics stain on the party: charges leveled against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York.
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Jul 22, 2010 — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulls the comprehensive energy bill from the floor, saying the measure won't get 60 votes and blaming Republicans for its demise.  But not all Democrats were on board either.
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Jul 20, 2010 — Armed with the vote of the newly-sworn in Democrat from West Virginia, Senate Democrats end the GOP filibuster on extending unemployment insurance benefits.
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Jul 20, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court fell on strict party lines ... except for Sen. Lindsey Graham.  The South Carolina Republican voted in her favor.
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Jul 19, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a vote that is assured of passing.  GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, hasn't ruled out a filibuster.
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