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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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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Aug 22, 2014 — On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to talk about his favorite gigs and to jam with host Marian McPartland on "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."
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Aug 22, 2014 — For David Hartsock and Shirley Dygert, their entire friendship was formed and put to the ultimate test in 30 seconds. That's how long it took them to fall to the earth from a plane.
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Aug 22, 2014 — When Doc started calling a phone booth in the middle of the desert, he was sure no one would ever pick up. Footage courtesy of the documentary short "Mojave Mirage" by Kaarina Cleverley Roberto.
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Aug 22, 2014 — Vicki Croke tells the tale of Elephant Company. When WWII breaks out, Elephant Bill and Bandoola come across an obstacle that will challenge everything Bill thought he knew about his companions.
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Aug 22, 2014 — Glynn's roommate Paul sees no boundaries in life. And that's exactly what will lead to his certain demise.
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Aug 22, 2014 — What makes some middle-aged men (and a few women) act like children at the baseball park? Commentator Alva NoŽ wonders about that distinct attitude of love and longing that we call "being a fan."
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Aug 22, 2014 — The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country's store shelves.
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Aug 22, 2014 — Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy sustained wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.
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Aug 22, 2014 — The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.
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Aug 22, 2014 — An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.
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