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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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Aug 27, 2014 — NPR Music and WFUV present the quirky, intoxicating English rock band alt-J live in concert on Sept. 2, performing songs from its new, unreleased album, This Is All Yours.
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Aug 27, 2014 — Featuring a scorched guitar solo by Charalambides' Tom Carter, Bowles carves out his own corner of clawhammer-banjo-based music on his second solo album.
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Aug 26, 2014 — We're turning New York's historic Brill Building into a live venue for this one-time event. It's a perfect setting to showcase the ecstatic indie-pop group's marriage of craft and immediacy.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former's iconic "Marquee Moon" as a song title.
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Aug 18, 2014 — The Toronto singer-songwriter channels her inner Joni Mitchell in this gorgeous song about renouncing life's distractions and going it alone.
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Aug 18, 2014 — As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals, was produced with the pop master Richard Swift.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Could Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg have guessed that, one day, a cocksure German heavy metal band — now 40 years strong — would pay tribute to his "Morning Mood" melody?
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Aug 11, 2014 — It's a misnomer to describe a song about embracing darkness as "sunny," but here we are. "From the Night" is the opening track from Stars' new album, No One Is Lost, which comes out out Oct. 14.
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Aug 8, 2014 — Hear a new song from Electric Wrms, the side project for Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and multi-instrumentalist Steve Drozd.
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Jul 29, 2014 — We saw more than 50 bands over three days during the 55th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival in seaside Rhode Island. Here are some of the moments we'll remember.
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