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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
 
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August 27, 2014 | SCPR · 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.
 
August 27, 2014 | NPR · Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.
 

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
 
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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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Read Any Good Books?

Nov 7, 2006 — Jorey, a listener in Little Rock, says of McCarthy's latest novel: "His past works have made me flinch, wonder, shudder, and think. This one is no exception."
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Oct 31, 2006 — One listener of member station KJZZ in Phoenix says that Anne Lamott's collection of essays on faith and relationships "reminds me that when I'm feeling really crazy, I'm at least in good company."
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Oct 2, 2006 — Leslie, a middle-school teacher who listens to WETA in Washington, D.C., said she had no time for grown-up books until she pulled Bryson's hiking memoir off the shelf.
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Sep 18, 2006 — Monica, who listens to KPBS in San Diego, says Steinbeck's saga is one of those books you're "supposed" to read that is actually worth making an effort for.
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Sep 6, 2006 — Karen, who listens to WBEZ in Chicago, recommends Eggers' nonfiction account, which she calls a "comical tragedy of a memoir."
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Aug 14, 2006 — Regina, who listens to WFSU in Florida, recommends this story for readers aged 10 and up, about a bored boy who gets granted a wish — and finds that it all might be too good to be true.
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Aug 7, 2006 — Stacy, who listens to KQED in California's Bay Area, says this novel about marriage and suburban life can be hard to find, but worth the search.
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Jul 24, 2006 — Kathy, who listens to WETA radio in Washington, D.C., recommends this novel: "One of the best reads I've had in the last couple of years!"
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Jul 14, 2006 — Todd, who listens to KUER in Utah, recommends Philip Roth's acclaimed novel. "This makes all other [books] I've come across [seem] subpar," he writes.
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Jul 11, 2006 — Joan, a listener in Oklahoma, recommends this novel.
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