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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 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 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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Most E-mailed Stories of 2007

Feb 22, 2007 — A growing number of people seeking to keep runny noses and stuffy heads at bay are turning to saline irrigation. In essence, you're flushing your nasal passages out with a saline solution. Research suggests it works.
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Feb 15, 2007 — A new study in the journal Child Development shows that if you teach students that their intelligence isn't fixed — that it can grow and increase — they do better in school.
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May 22, 2007 — Actor Terrence Howard introduces viewers to the film Knocking." It's a look inside the Jehovah's Witness religion. He talks candidly about the film and his personal connection to the faith.
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Oct 31, 2007 — Considered a sacred crop by the Incas, quinoa has been classified as a "super crop" by the United Nations because of its high protein content. Quinoa plants produce nutty, earthy-tasting kernels that are great in pilafs, soups and porridges.
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Feb 16, 2007 — For reasons that remain mostly mysterious, the note we call "B flat" does the oddest things. It aggravates alligators, it lurks in the stairwell of an office building, and it emanates from a supermassive black hole 250 million light years from Earth.
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Sep 5, 2007 — Recent studies confirm what publishing executives have long suspected: Women read more than men. It's not clear why but theories abound, ranging from early childhood development to the differences between the male and female brain.
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Jan 18, 2007 — Late-night online chats with friends can make for rough mornings, and can eventually take a toll on a teen's health. Dr. Helene Emsellem offers advice for night-owl teens.
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Feb 2, 2007 — For years, scientists believed the brain's structure couldn't be changed. The new science of neuroplasticity says that's not the case, and argue the brain is much more flexible than previously thought. Science writer Sharon Begley talks about her new book, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain.
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Jul 30, 2007 — Six black high school students could face decades in prison if found guilty in the beating of a white student in a dispute over a "whites only" tree. Their supporters say the charges are disproportionate to the crime and charge prosecutors with racism.
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Jan 22, 2007 — Rafe Esquith has taught kids from some of the toughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. His book, 'Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire,' outlines the methods he's found to be successful.
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