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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 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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Aug 23, 2014 — The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.
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Aug 22, 2014 — Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.
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Aug 22, 2014 — Kris Kalberer and her family lost their house in 2011. Now they live in their car. Kris says she feels guilty for not being able to fix this. But her teenage daughter Erika doesn't blame her mom.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.
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Aug 20, 2014 — There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.
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Aug 19, 2014 — School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.
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Aug 18, 2014 — A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.
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Aug 17, 2014 — The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.
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Aug 15, 2014 — The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.
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