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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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Aug 21, 2014 — Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.
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Aug 18, 2014 — A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
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Aug 14, 2014 — A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.
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Aug 14, 2014 — James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.
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Aug 7, 2014 — It's not always easy for people with celiac disease to find gluten-free food. And it's even harder for lower-income people with the disease who rely on food pantries to help them fill their bellies.
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Aug 7, 2014 — Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?
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Aug 6, 2014 — The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.
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Aug 5, 2014 — Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with a restaurant serving tempeh and quinoa.
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Aug 4, 2014 — In modern buildings, stairs are often stuck in a corner, ugly and hard to find. Now some architects want to return to the days when stairways were grand — focal points that people wanted to climb.
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