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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 met recently on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to come up with ways to resolve their countries' dispute over Ukraine.
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 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.
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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May 26, 2011 — Kathy Hochul, the Democrat who won an upset victory for a long-held GOP House seat in New York, appreciates not just the voters but Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose controversial Medicare proposal allowed her to put her GOP opponent on the defensive.
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May 24, 2011 — In a victory certain to be read by many as a positive omen for House Democrats looking forward to the 2012 elections and a warning for Republicans, Democrat Kathy Hochul won the special election to fill a vacant seat in a congressional district that until now has been reliably Republican.
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May 24, 2011 — Here's hoping that by this time Wednesday we'll know the winner of the special election to fill a vacant upstate New York House seat. The polls close at 9 pm Tuesday so it could be a long night in a race that is being seen by many as a referendum on the House GOP proposal to privatize Medicare.
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