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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 · 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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Fine Art

Aug 20, 2014 — There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
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Aug 16, 2014 — For five nights at London's Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.
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Aug 16, 2014 — A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.
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Aug 14, 2014 — James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.
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Aug 11, 2014 — Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.
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Jul 22, 2014 — Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.
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Jul 11, 2014 — In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.
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Jul 10, 2014 — In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
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Jul 9, 2014 — After psychologists did an experiment with salad arranged like a Kandinsky painting, we asked you to make your own plates arranged like fine art. Here are some of the tantalizing results you sent in.
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Jun 28, 2014 — Handmade rebozos and huipiles are staples of traditional Mexican attire. Designer Carla Fernández re-imagines those garments for runways in Tokyo and Amsterdam.
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