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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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Rep. Barney Frank

Mar 8, 2012 — Partisan fighting took a rare backseat as the GOP-led House passed financial legislation that both President Obama and congressional Republicans agreed on. But despite the agreement, the partisan sniping was never far away.
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Jan 5, 2012 — Joseph P. Kennedy III, the son of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is exploring a race for Congress.
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Nov 29, 2011 — Rep. Barney Frank, the long-time liberal voice (and a fast-talking and brusque one at that) who has announced he won't be running for re-election, discussed with NPR's Guy Raz, co-host of All Things Considered, the items of unfinished business he plans attend to during his remaining year in Congress.
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Nov 29, 2011 — So while Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel of New York, are duty-bound to keep talking up the possibilities of their party regaining control (it's difficult to recruit candidates and attract campaign contributions otherwise) everyone else is free to state the obvious — it's likely not going to happen.
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Nov 28, 2011 — Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank says he decided not to seek re-election to a 17th term in 2012 because congressional redistricting would have given him a slew of new constituents and a difficult, expensive campaign."I think I would have won," Frank, 71, said during a Monday press conference in Massachusetts announcing his retirement. "But it would have been a tough campaign."
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Nov 28, 2011 — Rep. Barney Frank, the veteran House Democrat who announced Monday that he won't be running for re-election, is known for not only not suffering those he considers fools but smiting them some of the sharpest rhetoric you're likely to hear from a politician.That being so, as he retires from Congress, he'll be leaving behind many good video moments.
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Nov 28, 2011 — The Massachusetts Democrat is in his 16th term. Back in February, he said he would be running again. Now, he says the new boundaries of his district would have required he spend too much time campaigning and not enough on key issues.
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Aug 10, 2011 — Our inbox filled up after Steve Inskeep interrupted the Democratic Representative from Massachusetts, prompting Frank to say, "I wish you wouldn't ask me complicated questions with five seconds to go."
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Feb 18, 2011 — Rep. Barney Frank seemed ready to upset the House's march toward completing work on a spending bill that will make deep cuts in the federal budget.
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