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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 27, 2014 | NPR · The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
 
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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
 

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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 22, 2014 — The multimillion-selling singer-songwriter plays songs from her new album, Shine On, and discusses how her divorce and the death of her father have affected her work.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores a musical movement in Argentina. She first heard the music through visual arts and describes it as ecological, spiritual and organic.
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Aug 21, 2014 — The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone's work influences her own.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
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Aug 19, 2014 — Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B.
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Aug 18, 2014 — The country music existentialist released one of our favorite albums of 2014 (so far). Hear two songs on the World Cafe: Next podcast.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The singer performs his hit "The Man" and three other songs in this stripped-down studio session.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Hear the fresh music of a Montreal band whose sound was influenced by the protests around it.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Wilson is known as a producer for Dawes, Father John Misty and Conor Oberst, but here he performs songs from his own recent album, Fanfare. Hear his performance and a brief interview.
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Aug 12, 2014 — The self-proclaimed "loud introvert" fuses elements of country and punk. Hear her perform live.
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