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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.
 
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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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Mars

Aug 9, 2014 — The saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator went up 190,000 feet to simulate the conditions of an orbital entry at the red planet.
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Jul 22, 2014 — This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.
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May 22, 2014 — A scientist monitoring Martian weather for the Opportunity rover team noticed an inconspicuous dark patch that turned out to be a new impact crater half the size of a football field.
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May 8, 2014 — If projects to colonize Mars succeed, how will these new communities be run? Barbara J. King says they represent an opportunity to fashion a more egalitarian way of life than we have on Earth.
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Apr 10, 2014 — A Dutch organization called Mars One plans to establish a human colony on Mars by 2025. Anthropologist Barbara J. King wonders what it takes to leave your loved ones behind for the Red Planet.
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Apr 2, 2014 — Risks to astronauts on extended missions include vision impairment, weakened bones and radiation exposure. There are also psychological risks from facing danger while being stuck inside a small craft.
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Feb 7, 2014 — The Curiosity rover has sent back an image that shows a tiny bright dot over the Mars horizon. It's Earth. Compare that to other famous photos of our planet taken from space.
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Feb 6, 2014 — The impact that made the 100-foot-diameter scar threw Martian rock and soil more than 9 miles across the surface.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Other rovers have gotten stuck in similar terrains, so this is a delicate operation for the Mini-Cooper-sized vehicle.
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Nov 18, 2013 — The robot orbiter will take 10 months to reach the red planet, where scientists hope it will solve an enduring mystery about radical climate change in Mars' distant past.
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