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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 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. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
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 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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George R.R. Martin

Aug 12, 2014 — Also: a history of novels written entirely in dialogue; the subversiveness of Harriet the Spy.
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May 5, 2014 — Also: The novelist Will Self has declared the novel dead; the best books coming out this week.
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Apr 29, 2014 — Also: J.K. Rowling says her mother never knew about Harry Potter, and George R.R. Martin on drones.
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Mar 28, 2014 — Also: George R.R. Martin releases a new chapter of The Winds of Winter; Brad Leithauser writes about the enduring charm of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Also: The Twitter Fiction Festival launches; Mindy Kaling is writing a second book; the creators of HBO's Game of Thrones series say they know how George R.R. Martin's series will end.
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Mar 3, 2014 — Also: Philip Roth talks about his male characters; a preview of George R.R. Martin's next book; the best books coming out this week.
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Dec 2, 2013 — Also: Amazon is testing delivery by drone; Soviet dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died; the best books of the week.
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Jul 31, 2013 — Also: an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's upcoming novella; a plea from the OED; a new short story from Adam Johnson.
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