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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 recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.
 
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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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Long-distance runners

Aug 8, 2014 — Appearing at No. 1, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand relates the story of a former Olympic track star who was the sole survivor when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II.
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Jun 27, 2014 — At No. 6, Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken tells the true story of a World War II airman who survives his bomber crashing into the sea only to become a prisoner of the Japanese.
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Aug 24, 2012 — Christopher McDougall's Born To Run, about the Tarahumara Indians, is on the list for a 58th week.
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Jun 22, 2012Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand's true tale of survival in WWII, is on the list for an 83rd week.
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Jan 7, 2012Unbroken — the riveting tale of a U.S. airman's survival at sea — is on the list for a 59th week.
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Oct 28, 2011Born To Run, about Mexico's reclusive Tarahumara runners, is on the list for a 30th week.
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Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Mar 31, 2011 — Roddy Doyle's new novel confronts the dream and reality of Ireland, while Hampton Sides examines Martin Luther King's assassination, historian Tony Judt critiques our deteriorating social contract, and Barbara Stauch defends the middle-aged brain.
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Jan 31, 2011 — For the month of February, best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand will join NPR to lead discussions about her new No. 1 book, Unbroken. This book club will take place on Facebook, Twitter and NPR.org. Read on to find out how you can participate.
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