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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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Koch Brothers

Feb 28, 2013 — Conservative groups backed by wealthy industrialists David and Charles Koch spent millions but fared badly in the 2012 elections. Now they're assessing how they can get more for their money in 2014 and beyond.
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Apr 17, 2012 — When do we agree that a science's results are trustworthy? The answer can't be "never."
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Jan 19, 2012 — The spot isn't just a defense of the president's energy policy, including loan guarantees to green energy companies like the failed Solyndra. It's also a defense of his ethics.
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Sep 7, 2011 — The reports by the liberal Mother Jones and Brad Blog about the Koch Brothers' private Vail meeting in June with scores of other members of the superwealthy class are reminders that, no matter how rich you are, you still don't have enough money apparently to accomplish all you'd like on your own. You still need help from other like-minded superwealthy.
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Aug 10, 2011 — The Texas governor is widely expected to enter the presidential race this weekend, and once he does, the strength of his Texas-sized fundraising machine will likely reboot the race for the Republican nomination.
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