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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. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
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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Graphing America

Apr 10, 2013 — A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources — from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Women are paid less than men, even when they're doing the same jobs. Here's where the wage gap is smallest — and largest.
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Feb 4, 2013 — Where do our health care dollars go? Where does the money come from? And how has the picture changed over time?
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Jan 23, 2013 — See which jobs top the list — and which are less deadly than you might have thought.
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Nov 26, 2012 — See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
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Oct 23, 2012 — There's a huge variation in earnings across the lifespan. Here's how it breaks down, in two big graphics.
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Sep 17, 2012 — Sleeping, cleaning, hanging out. How the average working American spends a day off, down to the second.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Working, sleeping, cooking, watching TV. Here's what the average American does on a typical day, down to the second.
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Aug 21, 2012 — Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population as they did a century ago. But where they are coming from has changed dramatically.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The poor spend more of their money on essentials like groceries and utilities. The rich spend more on education.
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