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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 | NPR · The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
 
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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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Japan tsunami

Mar 11, 2014 — The government wants to build sea walls that will be 30 feet high in places and stretch for more than 200 miles. Some say the $8 billion effort is too costly and will ruin the beaches.
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Oct 22, 2013 — The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, a joint project with Russia, begins producing electricity on the country's southern tip.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The Tokyo Electric Power Company, which owns the plant, says about 80,000 gallons of contaminated water have spewed from a metal holding tank. The leak is reportedly the largest of several at the tsunami-damaged facility.
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Oct 12, 2012 — The admission marked a reversal for Tokyo Electric Power Co., which had defended it preparedness before the 2011 tsunami.
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Jun 25, 2012 — Seafood markets in Fukushima, Japan, are being stocked with locally caught products again, as officials seek to reintroduce local fare in the area that hit by a nuclear meltdown in 2011. Seeking to lure customers back, the seafood was available at a 40 percent discount at one store.
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Feb 16, 2012 — In Japan, a family whose sake business has its roots in the Edo Period (which ended in 1868) is finally back at work, after months of disruption brought on by the catastrophic failure of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The family isn't brewing at their old facility — but they are using their own yeast.
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Dec 21, 2011 — Shortly after the Japanese tsunami, Google sent video teams back to the worst-hit areas to cover 44,000 square miles' worth of devastation.
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Apr 11, 2011 — One month later: A look at memorials dedicated to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami
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Mar 25, 2011 — Japan Prime Minister: nuclear situation is grave
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Mar 24, 2011 — NPR photographer David Gilkey spent the day photographing the city of Rikuzentakata — or what remains of it.
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