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Fashion Retailer Zara Pulls Kids Shirt Resembling Concentration Camp Uniform

Aug. 27
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The company said the shirt's design was meant to look like a sheriff's star from classic Western films. But after popular uproar, Zara decided to pull it from shelves.

French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation

Aug. 27
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Christine Lagarde said the allegations of "simple negligence" stem from her days as finance minister under former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Aug. 27
Maanvi Singh / NPR

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes

Aug. 27
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.

Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

Aug. 27
Nurith Aizenman / 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.

U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria

Aug. 27
Dina Temple-Raston / NPR
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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.

Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

Aug. 27
Frank Deford / NPR
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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.

The L.A. School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

Aug. 27
Annie Gilbertson / NPR
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The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.

Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

Aug. 27
Yuki Noguchi / NPR
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One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.

Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

Aug. 27
Elana Gordon / NPR
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The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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