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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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Aug 19, 2013 — Knell joined NPR in December 2011. He came after the resignation of Vivian Schiller, who left after two high-profile controversies. Now he's moving to National Geographic for what he says is an opportunity "I could not turn down."
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Feb 24, 2012 — Kinsey Wilson, an NPR senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media, is becoming executive vice president and chief content officer. Margaret Low Smith, who has been acting senior vice president for news, is continuing in that role.
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Dec 1, 2011 — In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation: NPR CEO Gary Knell takes questions on the first day on the job. Plus National Book Award winner Nikky Finney. In today's second hour, Richard Branson and his new book Screw Business as Usual. And Don McLean on the origins of "American Pie".
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Dec 1, 2011 — He fills the positions that opened earlier this year when controversies led to Vivian Schiller's departure. Today on Talk of the Nation, and later on Twitter, Knell takes questions.
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Oct 3, 2011 — Like public libraries and public museums, NPR and its member stations serve important communities and deserve some government support, Gary Knell says. But he also says he will be "creative" in tapping other funding sources.
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Oct 2, 2011 — He has led Sesame Workshop for a dozen years. NPR launched the search for a new CEO and president last March, after Vivian Schiller departed following controversies that led the board to conclude she couldn't effectively lead the organization.
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