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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 20, 2014 — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.
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Jul 28, 2014 — The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some regarded as those solely for individuals. But Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.
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Jul 15, 2014 — In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.
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Jul 6, 2014 — Even when the justices ruled together on cases, there was clear disagreement between them. Meanwhile, high-profile decisions in which they split 5-4 seemed particularly partisan.
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Jul 3, 2014 — The order, which doesn't affect the court's ultimate opinion, drew a scathing dissent from the court's three women.
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Jul 3, 2014 — The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.
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Jun 30, 2014 — The Supreme Court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law's contraceptive mandate. Here are some questions and answers about the ruling.
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Jun 30, 2014 — In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.
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Jun 28, 2014 — The Supreme Court ruled that the company, which allows users to watch local TV stations from anywhere through the Internet, was publicly performing the work of TV networks.
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Jun 26, 2014 — The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.
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