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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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children and poverty

Jul 8, 2014 — An anti-poverty agency in Ohio says the breakdown of the family is undermining all its other efforts, so it is focusing on teaching moms and dads how their relationship impacts their child.
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Feb 25, 2013 — Researchers say that the heartbeats and breathing of babies may help identify the kids most likely to struggle with poverty later on. Biology matters, the scientists say, but so does baby's relationship with Mom.
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Aug 26, 2012 — Jill Gaikowski began holding diaper drives in November 2009. Eventually nappies filled her basement and the city's first "diaper bank" was born.
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Aug 23, 2012 — The Yah Yahs deliver backpacks full of healthy, non-perishable, child-friendly food to schools for kids principals and school nurses say are likely to be hungry on weekends.
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Aug 15, 2012 — Citizens formed the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen to help feed people in the area.
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Aug 13, 2012 — The Need to Feed Gardening Initiative plants community gardens, runs a community cafe and donates fresh produce to local food pantries.
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Aug 5, 2012 — Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday vulnerable D.C. residents can visit Bread for the City and get some clothing for themselves and their families.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The Homeless Children's Playtime Project lets children ages 1 to 11 from the nearby D.C. General homeless shelter just be kids for a little while.
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Apr 17, 2012 — Food stamps helped buffer effects of the economic downturn for millions of families, a new report says. The benefit was particularly strong for children.
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Apr 9, 2012 — More families in financial stress are relying on schools to feed their children breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the past few years, a federally subsidized school dinner program has spread from six to all 50 states.
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