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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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Aug 28, 2014 — Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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Aug 27, 2014 — The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
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Aug 26, 2014 — The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.
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Aug 25, 2014 — One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.
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Aug 22, 2014 — Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.
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Aug 17, 2014 — The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.
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