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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 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.
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Aug 27, 2014 — Lifetime's new makeover show layers racial politics on top of the uncomfortable dynamics of manipulating beauty and style choices, and comes up with something to offend just about everyone.
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Aug 27, 2014 — Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes take a few minutes to check in on the state of the Bravo-to-Lifetime reality show that dares to ask: Is it shiny enough for Heidi?
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Aug 25, 2014 — The Emmy Awards are always good to past winners, but Monday's round of victories were about as conservative as it gets. Surprising, given the warm sendoff to a show about a drug dealer.
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Aug 25, 2014 — We preview Monday's Emmys and five races to watch, including the battle for Outstanding Drama Series and an interesting clash of comedy actresses.
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Aug 25, 2014 — On this Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, Stephen Thompson and Linda Holmes chat about the MTV Video Music Awards, which culminated in some epic Beyonce.
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Aug 24, 2014 — The Emmy Awards will be handed out on Monday night. NPR's Linda Wertheimer gets a preview of the shows and stars to watch.
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Aug 23, 2014 — The Fox animated show Bob's Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female characters - particularly young Tina, who almost never was.
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Aug 22, 2014 — At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we're looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what's making us happy this week.
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Aug 22, 2014 — The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show's hero, The Doctor. Capaldi says the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.
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