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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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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.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Aug 29, 2014 — In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.
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Aug 29, 2014 — The warning was raised to "severe," the second-highest level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron said Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.
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Aug 29, 2014 — David Greene talks to Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary general of NATO, about Russian military advances into Ukraine. The NATO-Ukraine Commission held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday.
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Aug 29, 2014 — French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Russia's government says any Russians who may be in Ukraine are volunteers. For a Russian perspective, David Greene talks to Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of the journal, Russia In Global Affairs.
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Aug 28, 2014 — Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia's new incursions into Ukraine. The issue's also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia's calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine's sovereignty.
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Aug 28, 2014 — A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims that its troops mistakenly entered Ukraine.
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Aug 28, 2014 — The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.
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Aug 28, 2014 — Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she has put fiction on hold.
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