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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 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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Jul 24, 2014 — The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.
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Jun 25, 2014 — The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Apr 7, 2014 — The legendary pint-sized actor got his first Hollywood role at the age of 6 and became a box-office powerhouse in the 1930s and '40s with his work in the Andy Hardy series.
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Oct 15, 2013 — Bioethicists from Johns Hopkins talked shop with members of the film and television industry. Because a good story is an accurate story, the two groups discussed how to better portray moral medical issues on screen.
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Nov 19, 2012 — W.R. Wilkerson III is apologizing for the trade paper's role in what he calls "Hollywood's holocaust," the blacklist that destroyed the careers of those accused of communist sympathies.
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Nov 1, 2011 — Mindy Kaling's humor is rooted in a type of circular logic that's all her own. Just consider this recent Tweet: "Can everyone buy my book please? I wanna quit the business and homeschool my kids real weird."
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Jul 12, 2010 — Mel Gibson's bankable film star career are over after latest scandal, says LA Times film writer.
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May 14, 2010 — There's this weird thing in the movie business: Almost all movies lose money. Except they don't, really. On today's Planet Money, Edward Jay Epstein, author of The Hollywood Economist, explains the business of movies.
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May 3, 2010 — Some thoughts on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
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Jul 10, 2008 — Bringing the war home — to Hollywood.
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