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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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stand your ground

Jul 16, 2013 — "It's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," the attorney general said Tuesday. Such a law hovered over the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin.
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Jul 14, 2013 — Saturday night's acquittal of George Zimmerman is reigniting conversations that began with the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The case has sparked debates on race, profiling and Stand Your Ground laws.
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Jul 12, 2013 — In closing, lawyers for the self-styled neighborhood watch volunteer accused in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin say it's clear their client acted in self-defense during the 2012 confrontation.
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Dec 7, 2012 — Zimmerman's lawsuit alleges NBC deliberately altered 911 calls he placed to a dispatcher; by rearranging the conversation, he claims the network wrongly smeared him as a racist.
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May 31, 2012 — The giant retailer has joined the list of major corporations withdrawing their support from the conservative political organization, which advocates a type of law that came under intense focus after the Trayvon Martin killing became a national story.
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