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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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The Color of Money

Mar 17, 2009 — The personal finance columnist makes her final appearance on Day to Day. She reflects on past conversations and looks forward to her new book: The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom.
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Mar 10, 2009 — Questions from listeners yield advice on why good customers are seeing shrinking credit lines, how to avoid getting a bad credit rating, using e-banks (make sure they're FDIC-insured) and whether to trust debt-settlement companies (hint: you can do most of it yourself).
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Mar 3, 2009 — More and more Americans are trying to figure out how to manage on unemployment checks. What should you do if you find yourself without a job?
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Feb 24, 2009 — Some jobs may not sound glamorous, but they may be more recession-proof than others. Look in these industries: health care, computers, teaching, office management.
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Feb 17, 2009 — Many families are facing difficult times as news of more layoffs hit daily headlines. How much should children be told about a family's financial situation?
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Feb 10, 2009 — In the wake of recent tax paying follies, personal finance guru Michelle Singletary reveals the little I.R.S. snags every taxpayer should know.
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Feb 3, 2009 — New shoes here, a weekend getaway there. Our financial contributor explains that treating yourself is important even during tough economic times ... so long as it's done wisely.
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Jan 27, 2009 — Remember the days of flipping hamburgers and babysitting for a little extra cash as a teenager? Our personal finance contributor explores why it's important for teens to work and how they can find a job in these tough economic times.
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Jan 13, 2009 — In the wake of the ongoing Bernard Madoff scheme, we look at the importance of protecting your investments and how to spot red flags on your financial statements.
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Jan 6, 2009 — Our personal finance contributor offers tips on how to deal with weird banking rules, how to go to college for free and what books you need to read to save lots of money.
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