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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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 28, 2014 — Download new music from Merchandise, Reigning Sound, The Barr Brothers, Field Report and more.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Download new music from Hiss Golden Messenger, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, Azekel, Beach Day, Strand of Oaks, The Wytches, Christian Gregory, KING, Jonah Tolchin and The Acid.
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Jun 27, 2014 — NPR Music asked public radio hosts to choose highlights from the first half of 2014. These are their picks. Stream songs by Hawk House, Jack White, The Orwells, Zara McFarlane and more.
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May 28, 2014 — Download new music from rising Americana star John Fullbright, Malian banjo player Habib Koite, seductive Australian trio Movement, indie-rock veteran Bob Mould, and more.
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Apr 25, 2014 — Check out NPR Music's latest batch of favorite new songs, including music from tUnE-yArDs, Dan Croll, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, SZA, Dana Falconberry, Ernest Ranglin and more.
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Mar 21, 2014 — Download 10 songs from our favorite acts out of SXSW, including Future Islands, PHOX, Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, Ages and Ages, and much more.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Download new music from British rock behemoths Elbow, folk prodigy Parker Millsap, intense indie-songwriter Angel Olsen, svelte Irish singer Hozier, Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux, and much more.
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Feb 13, 2014 — Download a Valentine's Day edition of Heavy Rotation, featuring world premieres from R&B star Jeremih and dance duo The Juan Maclean, as well as music from Mary Lambert, Vampire Weekend and more.
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Jan 14, 2014 — Download new music from rap icon Talib Kweli, art-rock star St. Vincent, veteran dance-rock band Metronomy, rising folk star Hurray for the Riff Raff, the British baggy revivalists in Temples, NPR favorite Damien Jurado and more.
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Dec 18, 2013 — We asked public radio stations across the country to highlight their favorite musical discoveries of the year. The results ranged from a Pulitzer Prize winner to a Kansas City BBQ blues band.
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