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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.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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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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Rob Ford

Apr 30, 2014 — Ford, who has been dogged by controversy after he admitted to smoking crack, is leaving in middle of a mayoral campaign. The announcement also comes with reports of new covert recordings of the mayor.
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Mar 19, 2014 — Reporters tried to press Ford on details of newly released court documents. He didn't answer questions; instead he charged toward his office.
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Jan 30, 2014 — Mayor Rob Ford is accused in a lawsuit of conspiring with others to have a former family friend beaten up. Meanwhile, pop star Justin Bieber has appeared in the city to face charges related to an alleged assult on a limo driver.
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Jan 2, 2014 — He admitted in November to having smoked crack, and Ford has been stripped of most duties. But he insists he's the best mayor Canada's largest city has ever had. The election is set for Oct. 27. The mayor's campaign slogan: "Ford More Years."
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Dec 16, 2013 — Ford became the focus of international attention after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine, throwing his city into political chaos.
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Nov 19, 2013 — Since the Toronto mayor admitted to smoking crack, he's been portrayed as a bumbling, error-prone addict, whose everyman persona has helped him maintain his popularity in Canada's most populous city. But we wondered: Who is Rob Ford really?
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Nov 18, 2013 — In most of Canada, residents are stuck with elected officials who refuse to resign amidst serious scandal. But in the U.S., it's considerably easier to toss out wayward politicians. Just look at the growing number of recall elections, particularly involving local officials, in recent years.
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Nov 18, 2013 — After Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack, he has faced an unrelenting set of scandalous allegations, including that he drove drunk, sexually harassed one of his staff members and that he was seen doing lines of cocaine at a bar.
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Nov 15, 2013 — Hoping to take action against Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack and has been the focus of a series of other embarrassing revelations, lawmakers are moving to isolate him.
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Nov 14, 2013 — It's too blue for most news organizations to repeat. But on live TV, Mayor Rob Ford addressed some of the latest allegations against him with some very crude comments.
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