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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 city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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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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Sep 2, 2014 — Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Join NPR Music for a live video webcast with alt-J. The British trio will perform songs from its strange and beautiful new album, This Is All Yours, live from New York City on Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET.
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Sep 2, 2014 — The title is playful and nails the essence of this song. "Jackie and Wilson" is a nod, of course, to the great R&B singer, and Hozier has the voice and the backbeat to make it work.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Also: the man who dug through John Updike's trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.
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Sep 2, 2014 — By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center's perimeter fence.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.
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Sep 2, 2014 — A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
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Sep 2, 2014 — The Pentagon said it was still "assessing the results of the operation." Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Doug Wilkey of Dunedin, Fla., tried to shut down the stand as an illegal business. The Tampa Bay Times reports officials were tipped off that Wilkey may have a home business without a license.
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Sep 2, 2014 — Workers want to tear down a span of the old Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Francisco. Transportation officials say cormorants are nesting on the span, and efforts to shoo them away have failed so far.
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