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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
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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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Colorado floods

Sep 24, 2013 — That means the final six people have been crossed out from a list that grew to 600 at the height of the historic floods, which killed eight and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.
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Sep 18, 2013 — Skies have cleared and the worst may be over. But as the water goes down, the destroyed roads, homes and businesses are emerging. Piles of debris line canyons.
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Sep 17, 2013 — After his Boulder home was wrecked by a mudslide, Mark Changaris did the thing that brings him comfort: He sat at his piano.
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Sep 17, 2013 — At least eight people have died. About 19,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. It's expected to cost about $500 million to rebuild damaged roads. Meanwhile, efforts continue to reach people stranded by washed-out highways.
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Sep 16, 2013 — Rescue helicopters were back in the air over Colorado's Front Range Monday. Historic flooding has killed at least six people, left hundreds more stranded and unaccounted for, and forced nearly 12,000 to evacuate their homes.
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Sep 14, 2013 — The rains that brought severe flooding have eased, allowing people who in northern and central Colorado a chance to regroup before more rain comes, possibly as soon as Saturday afternoon. The floods have been blamed for four deaths.
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Sep 13, 2013 — Torrential rains around Boulder and nearby areas have led to at least four deaths and numerous washed-out roads. Forecasters warn that while the downpours should taper off Friday, even modest rains could cause more flooding.
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