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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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May 20, 2014 — The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says the U.S. and Libya can work out differences created by an operation to snatch al-Qaida suspect Abu Anas al-Libi from a street in Tripoli.
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Oct 6, 2013 — Special forces captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya, and a Navy SEAL team struck at a leader of al-Shabab in Somalia. Libya's government is asking the U.S. for an explanation of what it deems a "kidnapping."
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Oct 2, 2013 — The director of national intelligence says that with 70 percent of spy agency staff on furlough, essential staff are being stretched thin.
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Mar 6, 2013 — A Portland, Ore., resident was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The FBI says Reaz Qadir Khan, 48, gave money and advice to a man involved in a deadly 2009 suicide bomb attack on the headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service in Lahore.
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Sep 19, 2012 — When it comes to having fun with such serious subjects as plagues, terrorist attacks and natural disasters, zombies seem to be the go-to creatures.
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May 29, 2012 — The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.
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Sep 29, 2011 — At the special communications management units (CMUs), their conversations are monitored 24 hours a day.
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