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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 recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.
 
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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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Washington, D.C

Oct 4, 2013 — Law enforcement authorities say the woman was Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn. The car they say she was driving rammed a security barrier at the White House, then took off toward the U.S. Capitol. There, police killed the driver.
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Aug 24, 2013 — Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Jul 29, 2013 — The woman allegedly splattered green paint on the organ at the National Cathedral. Paint was similarly splattered at the Lincoln Memorial last week.
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Sep 23, 2012 — Sounds of distress from the cub's mother, Mei Xiang, alerted panda-keepers, but it was too late. The cause of death is not yet known.
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Apr 9, 2011 — The National Cherry Blossom Festival turns Washington, D.C., into the camera capital of the nation.
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Feb 25, 2011 — Washington's mayor and city council president handed the city's congressional critics a lot more ammo in what had to be one of the worst weeks ever in the annals of the city's government. And that's really saying something since the city once saw a mayor arrested on drug charges.
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Dec 17, 2010 — The Defense Department responded Friday to the argument that the Army's Bradley Manning is being mistreated in military custody.
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Sep 15, 2010 — D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty seemed to be losing his primary contest to a fellow Democrat Vince Gray, showing that not all the anti-incumbency was Tea Party related.
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Aug 9, 2010 — Reality shows don't tend to do well when the casts and filming are based in Washington, D.C. But even though she's a frequent defender of the District, Sarah thinks this may not be such a bad thing. Maybe it's best not to encourage drama in D.C.
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