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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 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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May 22, 2014 — GOP leadership decided against keeping an immigration-related provision in the defense authorization bill. But it kept one banning the Defense Department from participating in climate change research.
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Jan 15, 2014 — In a bipartisan compromise, lawmakers approved the 1,582-page spending bill. The Senate is expected to follow suit later this week.
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Oct 18, 2013 — Having successfully stared down congressional Republicans in the shutdown-debt ceiling fight, President Obama and his Democratic Party face almost no risk by turning to immigration. And it's the perfect vehicle for the president to cause congressional Republicans major indigestion.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Republicans are calling for a new special panel to work out a deal to reopen government and raise the debt ceiling. Its prospects aren't very good.
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Oct 2, 2013 — The shutdown and debt-ceiling fights appear to be merging... the hardline conservatives driving the House GOP leadership believe they are winning... It's Colorado Springs, not the Washington, DC area, with the largest percentage of its workforce receiving federal paychecks.
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Feb 15, 2012 — There'll still be plenty of disagreements. Compromise seems next to impossible on Democratic proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, for instance. But the congressional Republican leaders are clearly becoming more selective on where they draw the line.
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Sep 22, 2011 — Less than a day after the House voted down a spending bill that would keep the government open past the end of the month, Speaker John Boehner vowed Thursday that Congress would avert a government shutdown. But it was clear he wasn't exactly sure how.
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Jul 20, 2011 — In a story some version of which could probably have been written all the way back to the earliest Congresses, the New York Times notes that lawmakers of Congress who rail against federal spending in general tend to like it in their districts in particular.
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May 27, 2011 — House Republicans have gotten mired in a debate about their proposal to privatize Medicare. So they took steps to make sure voters don't think the majority party in the House is neglecting the job issue.
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Mar 14, 2011 — As the federal government approaches another shutdown, there's disagreement among House GOP freshman on whether they should hold out for all their spending cuts or compromise with Democrats.
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