The Defense Department says a third of military personnel who committed suicide last year told at least one person they planned to take their own lives…The nation’s top defense officials told a Senate committee today the U.S. must remain invested in Iraq and Afghanistan for now, but there was another country on the mind of Colorado Senator Mark Udall….and, aging firefighters and rising costs may force the Beulah volunteer fire department to make changes.

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Young women diagnosed with breast cancer are increasingly choosing to have both breasts removed. A big study says that doesn’t improve their survival odds any more than less drastic treatments.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Millions of children are heading back to school this fall, and to mark the traditional start of the school year we’ve asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.
 

September 2, 2014 | NPR · Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and “ding!” of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Growing up, I knew two kinds of apples: red and green. Then I started dating an apple enthusiast and discovered we are in the midst of a rare apple renaissance.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Also: the man who dug through John Updike’s trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The instrumental hip-hop band’s third record is their first of completely original material.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · “The music that I make can be related to anybody all over the world,” Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab says of his uprooted life, which informs a masterful blend of R&B, shoegaze, African and country music.
 

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September 2, 2014 | WXPN · Chicago folk artist Crow Moses is a veteran of sorts in his city’s music scene, but the name might not be familiar.
 

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