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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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Sierra Leone, Struggling With Ebola, Passes On Africa Summit

Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Umaru Fofana of the BBC World Service in Sierra Leone tells NPR's Arun Rath about the Ebola situation and the Sierra Leonean president's decision to stay home from the U.S.-Africa summit.

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Obama Moves To Overhaul VA With Compromise Measure

Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Two months after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned, President Obama looks set to sign legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs, to the tune of nearly $17 billion.

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What The Week's Primaries Mean For Politics

Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

Another five states hold primaries this coming week, including Tennessee, Kansas and Michigan. NPR's Arun Rath talks to senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving about what's at stake.

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Africa Summit Hopes To Change The Narrative About The Continent

Sun, 2014-08-03 05:18

The first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit kicks off at the White House on Monday. Africa correspondent Gregory Warner previews what's on the agenda with NPR's Arun Rath.

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Toledo Residents Cut Off From Water Supply After Tests Show Toxins

Sat, 2014-08-02 21:17

After tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie, officials in Toledo, Ohio, warned residents not to drink from its water supply. More than 400,000 people are affected.

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Hall Of Famer Andre Reed Makes One More Catch

Sat, 2014-08-02 19:39

During Saturday's induction ceremony, the wide receiver caught a pass from former Buffalo Bills teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Jim Kelly on the stage at Fawcett Stadium.

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China: 37 Civilians, 59 Attackers Killed In Xinjiang Violence

Sat, 2014-08-02 19:25

Last week's violence in the western province is the deadliest unrest in months that authorities blame on ethnic separatists.

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The NFL's Punters (Finally) Land One In The Hall Of Fame

Sat, 2014-08-02 12:45

Ray Guy, a gifted athlete who became the prototype of an NFL punter in the 1970s and 80s, becomes the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

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First Ebola Patient Has Arrived In U.S. From Liberia

Sat, 2014-08-02 08:26

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.

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Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola

Sat, 2014-08-02 08:03

An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.

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Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

Sat, 2014-08-02 07:12

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

Sat, 2014-08-02 07:00

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

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