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

NPR News - 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

NPR News - 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

NPR News - 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

NPR News - 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

NPR News - 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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Bolt shifts focus to 200m records

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:27
Usain Bolt says his days targeting 100m records are over as the Jamaican focuses on a sub-19 second 200m after Glasgow 2014.

VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:25
The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.

Idol contestant Johns dies at 35

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:20
American Idol finalist Michael Johns, who appeared on the seventh series of the TV singing contest, dies at the age of 35.

VIDEO: Ebola baby buried by strangers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:54
The Ebola virus has claimed almost 700 lives in West Africa. Health officials travel to affected areas to teach early diagnosis skills. Tulip Mazumdar reports

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