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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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Feb 24, 2012 — Kinsey Wilson, an NPR senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media, is becoming executive vice president and chief content officer. Margaret Low Smith, who has been acting senior vice president for news, is continuing in that role.
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Mar 9, 2011 — Her departure follows inflammatory remarks by NPR's chief fundraiser and last fall's controversial dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams.
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Jan 6, 2011 — The dismissal of news analyst Williams sparked controversy. NPR said he had violated the organization's standards with comments about Muslims. He said he was fired because "I appear on Fox."
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Dec 14, 2010 — NPR's controversial dismissal of the news analyst in October became a national story. His first book is due to focus on free speech and the "difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics," the publisher says.
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Nov 18, 2010 — The House GOP's effort was a response to the controversy over the ending of former NPR analyst Juan Williams' contract.
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Oct 26, 2010 — In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
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Oct 25, 2010 — Vivian Schiller says that parting ways with the news analyst was the right thing to do, but that "the process that followed the decision was unfortunate — including not  meeting with Juan in person."
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Oct 22, 2010 — Media and political analysts interviewed on All Things Considered agree: NPR acted hastily when it terminated the news analyst's contract following his comments on Fox News about Muslims.
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Oct 21, 2010 — After a decade with NPR, the network terminated news analyst Juan Williams for comments made on Fox News. Williams' controversial comments on Fox were not an isolated incident, but NPR owed him a chance to explain himself.
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Oct 21, 2010 — The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.
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