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August 30, 2014 | NPR · The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, his brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.
 

August 30, 2014 | NPR · Many Spanish-speaking immigrants want their children to stay fluent in Spanish even as they learn English. Bilingual home schooling does that on a more personal level.
 

August 30, 2014 | NPR · Scott Simon talks to Jane Harman, director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the threat of ISIS and the United States’ counterterrorism strategy.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Also in this week’s roundup, Amazon’s $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. Yet we’re most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.
 

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August 29, 2014 | KUHF · Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · There’s an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.
 

August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of its public schools. Now, the city’s largest district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.
 

 

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News

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.
 

Arts & Life

August 30, 2014 | NPR · Abercrombie & Fitch is shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel. That logo, and the clothes it was affixed to, made the brand one of the most sought-after among teens in the past two decades.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · In her new collection Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles odes to beloved pieces of clothing, written by celebrities and fashionistas.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · The great Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar was born 100 years ago this week; while Cortázar is known for the surreal masterpiece Hopscotch, critic Juan Vidal says it’s his poetry that resonates.
 

Music

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · As a student at Princeton, D’Amato was mentored in his songwriting by professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · The Kentucky native writes country music about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs. Here, he performs four of his songs with a thundering voice that makes the NPR offices shudder.
 

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