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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Jun 13, 2014 — On Thursday night's Daily Show, Christopher Walken told Jon Stewart about his theory that Queens is full of retired cops who can dance. and Stewart laughed gamely ... for the second time.
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Jun 3, 2014 — A new study shows storms with female names aren't taken as seriously as storms with male names. You know what that means: time to give advice to lady hurricanes about being better hurricanes.
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May 14, 2014 — We continue our series of fever-dream interviews with inanimate objects by chatting with the purse the woman who appears to be Solange Knowles is carrying in the internet's current favorite video.
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Apr 16, 2014 — We do grouse about the weather, it's true. But it's miraculous, if you think about it, that we still manage to get excited about spring at all, given that it happens every year.
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Apr 3, 2014 — We traveled into the imaginary future to find out what it might be like to talk to the kinds of babies that some sports commentators argue don't need their fathers to have parental leave.
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Mar 27, 2014 — What happens when you ask Twitter for two good things? Good food, family, sunshine, music, and neonatal kitten rescue.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Starbucks is partnering with Oprah Winfrey to sell a new tea called, seriously, the "Oprah Chai." But could you live with yourself if you ordered it?
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Mar 3, 2014 — The weather that is charming in November is hateful in March. We examine exactly how one transitions from affection to bitter resentment.
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Feb 10, 2014 — We enter an alternate reality to interview the most famous bag in show business today.
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Feb 4, 2014 — What do artists like Philip Seymour Hoffman owe us, after all? Do they owe us their art? Or is their art a gift — for as long we have it?
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