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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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'Not My Job'

Aug 2, 2014 — Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, and most recently, The Valley of Amazement. We'll ask her three questions about just how far people will go to achieve that golden bronze look.
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Jul 25, 2014 — We've invited Peaches Christ, Queen of San Francisco Drag Queens, to play a game called "Fuggedaboutit!"
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Jul 18, 2014 — Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We'll find out.
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Jul 11, 2014 — If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.
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Jun 27, 2014 — Johansson may be the most famous Scarlet(t) nowadays, but back in the '60s, she would have had serious competition from "indestructible" Captain Scarlet, the star of a British science fiction TV show.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Nick Hitchon, whose entire life has been chronicled in seven-year increments as part of the British "Up" series, is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin.
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Jun 6, 2014 — Since Gunn is always urging designers to "make it work," we've invited him to play a game called "You're never going to make that work."
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May 30, 2014 — If you were a teenager around 1995, prepare to feel old: Silverstone, who played peppy, pampered Cher Horowitz, is now a mother and has written a book about parenting called The Kind Mama.
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May 23, 2014 — The R&B artist joins Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! to play our Not My Job game — in which we ask important people three unimportant questions.
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May 16, 2014 — In honor of judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell we've invited Podesta to answer three questions about a Carl who isn't a Kasell, but rather, has one — King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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