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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Graphing America

Apr 10, 2013 — A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources — from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Women are paid less than men, even when they're doing the same jobs. Here's where the wage gap is smallest — and largest.
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Feb 4, 2013 — Where do our health care dollars go? Where does the money come from? And how has the picture changed over time?
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Jan 23, 2013 — See which jobs top the list — and which are less deadly than you might have thought.
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Nov 26, 2012 — See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
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Oct 23, 2012 — There's a huge variation in earnings across the lifespan. Here's how it breaks down, in two big graphics.
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Sep 17, 2012 — Sleeping, cleaning, hanging out. How the average working American spends a day off, down to the second.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Working, sleeping, cooking, watching TV. Here's what the average American does on a typical day, down to the second.
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Aug 21, 2012 — Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population as they did a century ago. But where they are coming from has changed dramatically.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The poor spend more of their money on essentials like groceries and utilities. The rich spend more on education.
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