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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 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 27, 2014 | NPR · Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
 

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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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Feb 3, 2014 — The Dow had its seventh triple-digit drop so far this year. Is it a short term pullback, or a sign of a tough year to come?
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Jan 2, 2013 — Wall Street is joining a global rally. Though lawmakers didn't address all the issues, they did head off scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts.
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Nov 27, 2012 — Leaders agreed on a plan to release some loan payments that Greece desperately needs, and to take steps that should help reduce that nation's debt.
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Nov 21, 2011 — The likely collapse of the so-called supercommittee's efforts to put together a deficit-reduction deal and continued concern about the debt crisis in Europe are pushing stocks down on Wall Street.
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Nov 1, 2011 — Prime Minister George Papandreou wants the Greek people to vote on the bailout. There have been protests and anger, though, about the austerity measures that come with the aid. A "no" vote could cause a Greek default.
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Aug 11, 2011 — Today, while Asian markets were mostly in decline during their trading day,European markets are rebounding. Stock futures are pointing to a better day on Wall Street, where stocks sank on Wednesday.
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Jun 17, 2011 — The leaders of Germany and France are discussing further assistance for Greece, as they aim to keep that country from defaulting on its debts.
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