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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's sparked a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to journalist Shane Harris about his Foreign Policy story on "Lady al-Qaida," Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani-born woman was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Aug 21, 2014 — A new comedy begins to experiment with power grabs as a way to soothe insecurities, but it's totally uninterested in the satire the material is begging to deliver.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday, was brilliant at conveying lust on film at a time when lust was fairly strictly regulated.
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Aug 11, 2014 — The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a huge debut, clobbering the second weekend of Guardians Of The Galaxy. Turns out even if you're Marvel, you can't beat a team of turtles all by your-shell-f.
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Aug 7, 2014 — A color version of a Best Picture nominee originally shown in black and white raises the question of how much choice audiences are really supposed to have when they approach a creator's vision.
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Aug 4, 2014 — Richard Linklater's Boyhood, much discussed for its unconventional 12-year production schedule, stands out in fact not for its method, but for its purpose: to explain how kids are built.
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Jul 31, 2014 — The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.
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Jul 23, 2014 — Up until 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America rated films G, PG, R or X. But that same year some gory scenes in PG-rated movies — including Indiana Jones and Gremlins — raised concerns.
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Jul 8, 2014 — Chris Klimek summarizes all he learned about summer movies and personal taste from voting in a recent survey of blockbusters at film site The Dissolve.
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Jul 3, 2014 — Steve James' documentary Life Itself looks at the life of critic Roger Ebert, both before and after the profound physical changes that led to his rebirth online.
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Jun 27, 2014 — The romantic comedy parody They Came Together has an impeccable pedigree full of really funny people. But its attempts to mock generically likable films feel strangely generic themselves.
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