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Accepted answer
getInitialState() {
  //Define a variable and set as the current date object
  let date = new Date;

  //Convert the variable's value to a string
  date = date.toString();

  //Slice the day of the month from the date string
  let day = date.slice(6,8);

  //Query the database if it's the 15th or 28th (approximately every 2 
  //weeks, accounting for February
  if (day == ("15" || "28")) {
    //Ajax call here
    return {data: ajaxResponse};
  }
}

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