The Republican controlled house initially passed the state budget yesterday after a lengthy, and at times, heated debate. The 18 billion dollar budget already cleared the Democratic controlled senate with wide bi-partisan support, but Democrats in the house largely oppose it. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · At this government-run facility Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people afraid to come.
 

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.
 

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.
 

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August 27, 2014 | WGBH · A new film about mobster Whitey Bulger is in the works, and its success may ride on one crucial detail: whether or not the actors can deliver a convincing “hihowahya?”
 

August 26, 2014 | NPR · NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday’s Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV’s emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.
 

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August 26, 2014 | NPR · 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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August 26, 2014 | KCRW · The New York band performed selections from its upcoming album, El Pintor, in public for the first time.
 

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August 26, 2014 | NPR · In a new video for the song “You Will Find A Way” by Maps, a cardboard robot, built by a lonely girl, comes to life and goes out in search of companionship.
 

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August 26, 2014 | NPR · The reunited band was made to sing and play around one microphone, so a Tiny Desk Concert seemed inevitable. All it took was a reunion tour — celebrating 25 years of Nickel Creek — to make it happen.
 

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