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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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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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Aug 29, 2014 — At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.
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Aug 13, 2014 — The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Immigration was a key issue in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat may discourage others from promoting policy changes. But some advocates say the outlook for overhaul isn't so bleak.
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Jun 9, 2014 — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have been thrown into further uncertainty by the actions of a single Democratic legislator.
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Jun 6, 2014 — The smartphone-linked services have run afoul of taxi drivers who accuse them of having lax insurance and background checks.
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Feb 14, 2014 — The Declaration of Independence says "all men" are created equal. Surely this means all of us," a judge writes. She postponed enforcement of her ruling, however, pending the expected appeal of her decision.
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Feb 7, 2014 — State lawmakers heard from Korean Americans and Japanese lobbyists before deciding to have the Sea of Japan designated also as the East Sea, the term Seoul prefers.
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Jan 23, 2014 — Less than two weeks after taking office, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he won't defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Critics contend he's ignoring the will of a majority of state voters who passed the ban in 2006.
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Jan 23, 2014 — In an interview with NPR, Mark Herring says he wants the state to be on the "right side of history." The Democrat said his solicitor general will tell a federal judge that Virginia is switching sides in a case that has potential to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
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