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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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Almanacs, American

Feb 27, 2014 — Does The World Almanac include a list of the worst national flags? We wish! Play along as Ophira Eisenberg asks the book's editor whether a given article is in the almanac, or if we just made it up.
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Sep 13, 2013The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014, an annual register of weather predictions, appears at No. 5.
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Dec 14, 2012 — At No. 4, the new World Almanac delivers facts on current events, people and the 2012 election.
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Dec 8, 2011 — Find answers and predictions in The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012, which debuts at No. 9.
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Sep 23, 2011The Old Farmer's Almanac returns with new charts, hints and ideas. It debuts at No. 15.
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Jan 1, 2005 — NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with John Pierce, publisher of The Old Farmer's Almanac, about what to expect in 2005 — everything from weather to cologne to the latest home gadgets.
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Oct 25, 2004 — The Old Farmer's Almanac has been around since the 19th century, when its readership was mainly farmers. The newly released 2005 edition has been updated for a 21st-century audience. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with publisher John Pierce.
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