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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 27, 2014 | SCPR · The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
 
August 27, 2014 | NPR · Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.
 

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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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Aug 19, 2014 — The fuzz-rock mastermind joins host Robin Hilton to share new music and explain how he changed his entire process to make his terrific new album Manipulator.
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Aug 26, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered, premieres from Lucinda Williams, Buke and Gase and Lia Ices, along with much more.
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Aug 12, 2014 — On this edition of All Songs Considered, the R&B singer shares some of the songs and events that shaped his career, along with cuts from his new album of duets, Smokey & Friends.
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Aug 5, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from Lily & Madeleine and new music from Foxygen, Porter Robinson, Fat White Family and more!
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Jul 29, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis collaborate with fellow Seattle band Fences, plus new music from Frazey Ford, Spider Bags, Zola Jesus, GOAT and more.
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Jul 22, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!
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Jul 15, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered: ecstatic dance-rock from The Juan MacLean, premieres from the adventurous producer The Bug, folk-turned-experimental singer Sarah Jaffe, Sinkane and much more.
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Jul 8, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered: fuzzy guitar rock from Broncho, a howling punk number from Brighton's The Wytches, a collaboration between Cat Power and Coldplay and much more.
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Jul 1, 2014 — On this week's All Songs Considered: New music from Bon Iver, premieres from the folk duo Luluc, California garage rock band White Fence and more.
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Jun 24, 2014All Songs Considered co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to discuss their favorite music from the first half of 2014.
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