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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 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.
 
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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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May 20, 2014 — The one-time voyage is meant to inaugurate the company's new Quantum of the Seas, a 1,142-foot vessel that will hail from Shanghai.
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Jan 30, 2014 — Nearly 700 passengers and crew fell ill aboard the MS Explorer of the Seas — more people than any other cruise ship monitored by the CDC in the past two decades.
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Jan 27, 2014 — The salvage hunter who's been quoted around the world about what may be aboard the drifting wreck of a cruise ship now says he doesn't really think it's filled with rodents.
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Jan 23, 2014 — The 300-foot Lyubov Orlova snapped its towline a year ago while en route to the scrapyard. The ship could contain hundreds of rats that have been eating themselves to survive.
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May 9, 2013 — The couple went missing a day before they were reported overboard and authorities say it's not yet clear whether they fell or jumped.
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Mar 15, 2013 — Passengers stranded in St. Maarten aboard the Carnival Dream are to be flown home, while Carnival Legend limps back to Tampa after a "technical issue" in one of its propulsion units.
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