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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 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 22, 2014 — As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.
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Feb 28, 2014 — The LGBT community says Greece is a macho country where being gay means being anti-Greek. Greece currently holds the EU presidency, and activists are using that to spotlight their struggle.
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Feb 26, 2014 — Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.
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Jan 22, 2014 — Also: Finalists announced for the Costa prize; Greg Mortenson on Three Cups of Tea; Ben Marcus on why he loves Kafka.
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Jul 17, 2012 — The organization says it "does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members," but will continue to deny membership "to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals."
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Feb 29, 2012 — According to Catholic Church policy, those considered to be "sinners" should be treated with dignity and should not be denied Communion in a public setting. Barbara Johnson was at her mother's funeral when a priest refused her that sacrament.
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