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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 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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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 30, 2014 — Researchers have unveiled a study in which Facebook users were experimented on to see if their emotional states could be artificially altered. Sound weird? It is.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Inviting people to ignore you is the best and most considerate way to make generous use of hashtags during major and heavily tweeted public events.
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Aug 3, 2013 — The star of Memento, L.A. Confidential and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert anchors an Australian TV series based on the Peter Temple novels about a disenchanted lawyer turned PI.
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Jun 17, 2013 — There was a time — a time long, long ago — when MySpace dominated the teen social-media world. Not anymore. NPR's Sami Yenigun looks at how teenagers use various social platforms in today's increasingly segmented online universe.
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Apr 1, 2013 — Decisions like whether to watch a grisly injury on replay underscore the fact that with less gatekeeping and more personal choice, we're all stuck with wrangling our own curiosity.
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Nov 8, 2012 — A repurposed robot prototype named KUKA, originally designed by the auto industry, is the breakout star of Sans Objet, a performance piece making its debut in the U.S. this month. Randy Gener describes the rewards — and the challenges — involved in working with a nearly 3,000-pound diva.
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Apr 5, 2012 — Google unveiled a video showing off what it intends smartphone-like goggles to be all about. But the elimination of friction from everyday life isn't an entirely positive development.
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Dec 21, 2011 — A new hotline puts the music of Hall & Oates at your fingertips. The question, of course, is: Why?
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Dec 12, 2011 — Some theaters are offering seats from which patrons can tweet about performances and receive information about them in real time. For some, it enhances the experience, but for others, it's a regrettable distraction.
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Dec 2, 2011 — If you ever wonder whether you should mention earworms to Twitter, take our advice: you should not.
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