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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Feb 21, 2014 — News about how herders in Finland are experimenting with shiny antlers to keep their animals from being hit by vehicles has inspired some amusing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" parodies.
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Sep 27, 2013 — The Nordic Orion's journey across the Arctic, made possible by global warming, saved 1,000 miles and $80,000 in fuel, the ship's operator says.
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Sep 17, 2013 — One word: oversupply. Too many ships were built before the 2008 global economic crisis. This drove down shipping rates, forcing the industry to scale back. The effects are still being felt. This week, a Finnish shipbuilder said it would close a yard that employed 700 workers.
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Nov 10, 2012 — Four million people watched this video filmed beneath the surface of a frozen lake. What really happened on that cold day in Finland can now be revealed, although clever viewers may have already figured out the tricks.
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May 21, 2012 — An oral tradition passed down through the generations over thousands of years lives on in modern Finland as the Kalevala. Commentator Stuart Kauffman is moved by the ancient tale's creation myth.
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Feb 20, 2014 — It's not Rudolph's nose that's red. Herders in Finland are experimenting with reflective paint on their animals' antlers and fur. They hope to reduce the 4,000 reindeer deaths on highways each year.
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