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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 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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Mar 14, 2014 — A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.
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Mar 6, 2014 — On the eve of data about job growth and unemployment in February, the latest numbers are relatively good. Economists expect to hear Friday that the nation's jobless rate stayed at 6.6 percent.
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Jan 7, 2014 — In a 60-37 vote, the measure passes a key procedural hurdle, moving a three-month extension of benefits to 1.3 million Americans closer to passage.
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Jan 6, 2014 — Their embrace of the issue, which includes minimum wage and unemployment insurance legislation, has drawn pushback from the GOP. Republicans say the efforts are politically motivated and designed to distract from problems with the health care law.
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Dec 27, 2013 — Congress goes home without approving an extension of benefits for 1.3 million Americans, but President Obama is pushing for a vote in January.
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Oct 10, 2013 — First-time jobless claims were at 374,000 for the week ending Oct. 5, up from 308,000 the previous week.
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Oct 3, 2013 — A scant increase last week is another sign that the labor market is on the mend, economists say. There were 308,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, up 1,000 from the week before.
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Jul 25, 2013 — While there was a small increase in the number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance, the rise was largely due to annual shutdowns for retooling at car plants. Meanwhile, orders for durable goods rose last month.
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May 16, 2013 — The good news: Inflation remains in check. The bad news: Jobless claims are up, and housing starts are down.
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Sep 20, 2012 — There were 382,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, down by just 3,000 from the week before. The pace has changed little over the past year.
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