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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Oct 11, 2013 — There are a whole slew of mind games that label designers use to get us to think better of their wines without ever tasting a sip. Want to add 10 bucks to the price of a bottle? Class it up with some gold stamping on that label. An insider spills the industry's secrets in a gorgeous photo book.
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Jul 2, 2013 — For decades, millions of refugees around the world have lived in canvas tents. But those tents are hot during the day, cold at night, and afford little privacy. Ikea and the U.N. refugee agency are working to provide a durable and innovative alternative. Testing on the units begins this month in Ethiopia.
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Apr 2, 2013 — A Dutch design studio is building furniture that is built from a person's unique DNA profile. The process takes genetic profiles, maps them with 3-D imaging and constructs pieces of furniture.
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Oct 2, 2012 — A lavish new book explores the essence of one of cinema's most enduring brands as defined by Bond posters from around the globe and across the decades.
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Sep 20, 2012 — What are scuppernongs? Scout's meal in To Kill a Mockingbird is just one of many re-created and captured by Dinah Fried.
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Jul 26, 2012 — Trophy kitchens rule the real estate market, but fewer of us than ever actually cook, or need granite counters and Viking ranges. It's more about the look than the practicality, one realtor admits.
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Jun 29, 2011 — Inspired by the aroma of his beloved New York Times, the late artist Tobias Wong left behind plans for a fragrance inspired by its olfactory combo of newsprint and black ink. Some friends help his dream become a reality: a candle, "The Times Of New York."
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Jan 24, 2011 — A team of Dutch artists explores traditional carpet motifs but lets the unusual materials dictate the design. The temporary constructions are made to be photographed or exhibited, not walked on, and are never glued in place.
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Aug 30, 2011 — The secret to Apple's success, in part, lies in our own DNA.
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