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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 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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Apr 21, 2014 — The vice president has arrived in Kiev amid increased tensions in the country's east between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian nationalists. He was expected to offer energy and economic aid.
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Mar 25, 2014 — The vice president traveled to the state with the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday. He swears it was to check out New Hampshire's workforce development programs.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The Affordable Care Act's fourth anniversary saw Democrats with two distinct messaging approaches: full-throated praise of the law from some and a more low key, even absent message from others.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Some Democrats think the party has a strong bench in the event Clinton declines to run for president in 2016. Not everyone is convinced.
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Jan 9, 2014 — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also gets high praise from the Republican.
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Jan 8, 2014 — Press secretary Jay Carney responds to a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, saying disagreement is a welcome part of a "robust" policymaking process.
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Dec 5, 2013 — The Asia trip is generating the kind of video and headlines that could prove useful if the vice president decides to run for president in 2016.
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Nov 5, 2013 — Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.
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Nov 4, 2013 — There was no mention of the president or the Affordable Care Act at a rally for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. The omission signaled how the law's recent troubles have turned Obama's signature domestic legislation from an asset to a liability. It may have also signaled something else.
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Oct 4, 2013 — The day centered on a quote attributed to an unnamed source. But one thing President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner could agree on: Nobody's winning in Washington.
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