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August 28, 2014 | NPR · James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · U.S. and Russian experts recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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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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