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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 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 3, 2014 — Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruits in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.
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Jul 27, 2014 — Commentator Alva NoŽ takes in the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney and says it's an impressive display of this hyper-successful, visionary artist's work. But that's not all he says.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The power of a particular work of art comes from somewhere. Commentator Alva NoŽ has one idea about its source, while art historian Alexander Nagel has another.
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Jul 11, 2014 — The sudden death this past week of the noted scholar Anne Hollander prompts Alva NoŽ to reflect upon her contributions to how we see ourselves.
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Apr 4, 2014 — The 43rd president has taken up art since leaving the White House. The Bush center in Dallas is showing some of his portraits of world leaders. His favorite: that of his father, the 41st president.
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Nov 13, 2013 — The late artist's Three Studies of Lucian Freud is now the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. Also at Christie's, Andy Warhol's Coca-Cola (3) went for $57.3 million. Sculptor Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for $58.4 million, an auction record for a living artist's work.
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Feb 26, 2013 — The relationship between Art and Science is much debated. Commentator Adam Frank says the tight connection between these seemingly different worlds can be seen clearly in the eye-catching work of pop icon Beyoncť. You just have to know what you're looking for.
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May 31, 2012 — A masterpiece may give the owner a sense of pleasure and prestige, but it might not be a great investment.
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Jun 25, 2010 — And why a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado costs $1,265.We wade into the economics of the art world.
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