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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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Xi Jinping

Aug 25, 2014 — President Xi Jinping has suppressed Internet speech, imposed greater censorship and jailed critics. But his battle against corruption has made him broadly popular among ordinary Chinese.
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Aug 8, 2014 — Ordinary Chinese rejoiced when a powerful ex-security czar came under investigation. But recent remarks by President Xi Jinping hint at internal strife that challenges his anti-graft campaign.
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Dec 4, 2013 — A closed-door session between Vice President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping that had been scheduled for 45 minutes stretched to two hours.
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Dec 7, 2012 — Did NPR's Beijing correspondent, Louisa Lim, exploit and endanger an 84-year-old man with impaired hearing when she interviewed him and gave his name on air? The dangers of being interviewed in China are multiple. But Lim explains why the man is safe and offers insights into the difficulties of finding sources and getting the story in the rising superpower.
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Nov 15, 2012 — He was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China early Thursday morning. But those hoping for change in China say the make-up of the party's elite makes it unlikely major reforms will come anytime soon.
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Sep 11, 2012 — Xi Jinping, the next in line to succeed President Hu Jintao, has missed important meetings in the past week, with officials offering no explanation for his sudden disappearance.
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Feb 15, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and Chinese vice president Xi Jinping's visit to Iowa. In the second hour, the challenges of counseling across cultures, and the growing conflict over Iran's nuclear program.
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