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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, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
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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Sep 2, 2014 — Shabazz Palaces' music sounds like nothing else. Watch Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire bring an interplanetary vibe to "They Come In Gold" during their recent visit to KEXP's studios in Seattle.
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Aug 25, 2014 — Danger Mouse and James Mercer recently brought their touring band to KEXP to perform songs from Broken Bells' most recent album, After The Disco. Watch the group perform "Holding On For Life."
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Aug 22, 2014 — One of the first big blog-rock bands visits Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform "Coming Down," the first single from its new fourth album, Only Run.
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Aug 18, 2014 — The indie-rock band is starting to unveil music from its new double LP, ...And Star Power. Watch Sam France and his bandmates perform the album's first single, "How Can You Really," live at KEXP.
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Aug 15, 2014 — Watch the gothic folk singer team up with cellist Janel Leppin for a spellbinding performance for WAMU's Bandwidth.fm.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Watch the consistently excellent Austin pop-rock band perform "Inside Out," from its new album They Want My Soul, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Aug 11, 2014 — Even after more than a year of touring, the band dulled neither its wit nor its edgy on-stage presence. Watch Parquet Courts perform "Black And White" for KEXP.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The Nashville singer recently visited KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to play songs from her latest album, All or Nothin'. Watch Lane perform the tough-minded title track with her backing band.
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Aug 6, 2014 — The British indie-pop band stops by WAMU in Washington, D.C., to play songs from 2000's recently reissued Suburban Light. Watch Alasdair MacLean and his crew perform "Reflections After Jane."
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Aug 5, 2014 — Twenty-plus years into a remarkably consistent career, the pop-rock band retains its capacity to surprise and delight. Watch Spoon perform "Knock Knock Knock" from its new album, They Want My Soul.
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