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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 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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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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Jan 16, 2014 — The Marine Corps is looking into images obtained by the entertainment website TMZ. They appear to show U.S. Marines burning the corpses of Iraqi fighters during the 2004 battles in Fallujah.
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Nov 13, 2013 — The deaths occurred at the base near San Diego during what officials have described as a range maintenance operation.
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Mar 19, 2013 — A mortar round apparently exploded inside an artillery tube, military officials tell NPR's Tom Bowman.
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Feb 23, 2012 — Details are still coming in about the incident. The Marines were on a nighttime training mission.
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Jan 13, 2012 — The images that appear to show four Marines urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters could spark an uptick in violence in parts of Afghanistan where U.S. forces have made gains in recent years, officers worry.
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Jan 12, 2012 — Though experts warn it will inflame anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan, a video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of three Afghan men will not affect efforts to begin such talks, a Taliban spokesman tells Reuters.
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Jan 11, 2012 — It appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead men in Afghanistan, but has not yet been verified. Regardless, "it's hideous. It turned my stomach," says Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby.
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Dec 15, 2011 — While Dakota Meyer "by all accounts deserved" to be nominated for the award, many of the claims about his bravery were exaggerated, according to McClatchy Newspapers.
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Nov 22, 2011 — John Catherwood from Laramie, Wyoming called in to Talk of the Nation. He thanked Marine Jake Romo for his service, then remembered his nephew, Lance Corporal Alec Catherwood, who was one of the Darkhorse Marines killed.
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Oct 18, 2011 — Commanders had banned the wearing of such memorials. But Commandant Gen. Jim Amos is changing the policy, Marine Corps Times reports. Many Marines were upset about the ban.
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