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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 met recently on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to come up with ways to resolve their countries' dispute over Ukraine.
 
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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 27, 2014 | NPR · The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
 

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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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Jul 16, 2014 — So far, the Coast Guard has been unable to move the boat, though all of the passengers have been evacuated.
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Dec 2, 2012 — The boat, suspected of illegal activities, rammed into a Coast Guard vessel off of the Southern California coast, knocking two crew members in to the ocean.
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Apr 12, 2012 — Two Coast Guard members were shot and killed at a communications station Thursday morning, causing the base and nearby schools to be placed on lockdown. The attack took place at the Kodiak Base Communications Station, located some 250 miles southwest of Anchorage.
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Apr 6, 2012 — Photos and video show how the Coast Guard fired on the drifting Ryou-Un Maru to send it to the bottom of the Gulf of Alaska. It was a threat to ships passing through the area.
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