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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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Nov 8, 2012 — The 24-year-old was spared the death penalty because of a plea deal. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband, the retired astronaut Mark Kelly, said that from now on, they are "done thinking about" Loughner.
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Aug 4, 2012 — Jared Lee Loughner was indicted last year for a shooting that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He pleaded not guilty in March 2011.
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Jul 24, 2012 — The former congresswoman, who was critically wounded by a gunman in January 2011, looks thrilled to be high up in the Alps.
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Jun 13, 2012 — There were calls for civility last year after a gunman killed six and wounded 13 at an event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. The election of her successor has commenters renewing that appeal.
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Jun 13, 2012 — Ron Barber, a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will serve the remaining seven months of her term. Republicans tried to tie him to President Obama's policies. Barber painted his Tea Party-supported opponent as "extreme."
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Jan 23, 2012 — The Arizona congresswoman met with constituents and staffers who survived last year's shooting rampage. Giffords announced Sunday that she was resigning her seat to focus on her recovery.
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Jan 22, 2012 — From her public appearances, including her resignation video, it was clear that Giffords, even as a powerful symbol of the strength of human will and the advances in trauma medicine, would face significant challenges in dealing with the rigors of a re-election campaign. So her decision, though a sad reminder of what has been taken from her, was not a surprise.
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Jan 22, 2012 — The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona said she will step down this week in order to focus on her health. Giffords was shot in the head and wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz.
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Jan 9, 2012 — One year to the day after a gunman opened fire during a Tucson meet-and-greet with her constituents — killing six people and wounding 13 — the still-recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) spoke for the first time since then at a public event.
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Jan 7, 2012 — In the year that's followed the shooting that left six dead and 13 wounded — including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — the nation has mourned with Tucson as the city has healed.
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