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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 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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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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Aug 13, 2014 — The plane crashed southeast of Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, was 49.
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Jul 23, 2014 — A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Vice President Biden says it appears that the Malaysia Airlines jet with nearly 300 people aboard was "blown out of the sky" over eastern Ukraine.
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Sep 27, 2013 — A small box found near Mont Blanc contained rubies, sapphires and emeralds thought to be worth more than $330,000. Authorities suspect they had been on board one of two Indian passenger planes that crashed in the area — one in 1950; one in 1966. The climber who found the treasure turned it in.
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Aug 14, 2013 — The large aircraft went down near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash. The jet was on a UPS flight from Louisville.
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Jul 19, 2013 — Ye Meng Yuan, a teen from China, was struck after the crash. A coroner has now ruled that she was alive when that happened. San Francisco's fire chief says the news is "devastating" and has apologized. Firefighters apparently didn't see the girl because she had been covered with fire-retardant foam.
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Jul 8, 2013 — In one of the worst accidents in a state with a history of small plane crashes, the aircraft went down at the small airport in Soldotna. Located on the Kennai Peninsula, Soldatna is about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage.
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Jul 8, 2013 — A "plane spotter" who was recording as jets came in to San Francisco International Airport on Saturday captured video of the accident. It shows the aircraft hitting the ground and sliding down the runway. Remarkably, 305 of the 307 people on board survived.
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Jul 6, 2013 — Video reports show smoke billowing from Flight 214 and it appears to have broken into at least two large pieces. Images from the scene also show many passengers walking away from the crippled jet.
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Apr 30, 2013 — The final seconds of a 747 civilian cargo jet's disastrous takeoff from an airfield in Afghanistan Monday — resulting in a crash that killed all seven aboard — were apparently captured by a dashboard camera. In the video, the aircraft is seen in a steep climb, until it fails to gain altitude and plummets into the earth.
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