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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.
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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.
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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."
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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.
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Kiev Claims Russia Has Sights Set On New Eastern Ukrainian City

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ukraine has accused Russia of trying to open a new front in the war between the government and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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VA Deputy Secretary On Wait Times: 'We Owe The American People An Apology'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Sloan Gibson, the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, about the results of a recent probe into wait times at VA facilities.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Black Man In America Today?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NPR's Sam Sanders asked that question of black men in New York and Los Angeles, and he shares just a few of their answers here.
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CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."
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Long-Term Cease-Fire Brings Halt To Fighting In Gaza

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Israel and Hamas have agreed on a cease-fire, which raises hopes of an end to the seven-week war in Gaza that has killed more than 2,000 people.
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Tough Talks Involved In Growing Up Biracial, As Remembered By Son And Dad

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gerald Gray talks with his son Jarabi, who is deputy director of Youth Radio, about the first time they discussed their racial differences. Gerald is white, his wife is black and they raised their son to identify as black. As a teen, Jarabi wondered how that made his father feel.
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A Map To The Roots Of Ferguson's Civic Unrest

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, about how the map of St. Louis County reveals some of the sources for the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
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In Ferguson, Students And Teachers Face Tough Questions At School

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with Tom Lawson, the chair of the social studies department at the McCleur High School, which is in the Ferguson-Florrisant school district in Missouri. Some area high schools just had their first day of the school year, after delays following Michael Brown's fatal shooting.
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BK's Big Deal Could Bring The King To Canada, Controversy Close Behind

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Burger King is buying Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-donut chain, in a deal valued at $11 billion.
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Decimated Tower Remains As Monument To Gaza War

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The 17-story shard of an apartment building, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike, looms over a Gaza City neighborhood. The tower is a symbol of the ongoing, dangerous uncertainties of life late in the second month of the war between Israel and Hamas.
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Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.
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Beware The 'Waitmare,' And Other Restaurant Frights

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The restaurant can be a daunting workplace — even more so when you don't know the lingo. Take it from a few vets: The "monkey dish" is a mystery, and the "waitmare" is, well, nacho average nightmare.
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How A Colonial-Era Error Put The Carolinas At Odds

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
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Libya's Crisis: A Shattered Airport, Two Parliaments, Many Factions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Libya keeps spiraling downward as Islamist fighters slug it out with forces loyal to a rogue general in the capital and elsewhere.
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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.
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In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger

Monday, August 25, 2014

The protests in Ferguson are a response to the shooting death of Michael Brown, but the heavy use of court fines and fees helps explain why there's so much anger directed at local police.
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