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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 Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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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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Morning Edition for July 24, 2013

Jul 24, 2013 — The Tucson Unified School District is resurrecting its Mexican-American studies program three years after it was banned by the state of Arizona. The courses are now known as "culturally relevant classes." They are set to begin in a couple of weeks, and they hold the same potential for controversy.
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Jul 24, 2013 — Are you addicted to technology? Do you check email obsessively, tweet without restraint or post on Facebook during Thanksgiving dinner? Many techies and marketers are tapping into powerful reward mechanisms in our brain to make their products as compelling and profitable as possible.
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Jul 24, 2013 — Starting this weekend, 20 baseball teams meet in Georgia for a World Series with a twist: most of the athletes on the field are visually impaired. The sport is called Beep Baseball, named for the sound the ball makes so players know where it is.
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Jul 24, 2013 — The adhan is not music, per se — music is not allowed in the mosque — but the five-times-daily call to prayer can be musical, and quite beautiful. For Ben Youcef, it's a matter of harmonizing his life as a devout Muslim, a muezzin and an actor who sometimes plays Islamic extremists.
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Jul 24, 2013 — Social scientists recently made an interesting discovery: The wage gap between blacks and whites (working identical jobs) varies greatly by location.
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Jul 23, 2013 — Commentator Frank Deford says our educational system should care more about encouraging good black students instead of using good black athletes.
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