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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.
 
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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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same-sex marriage

Aug 20, 2014 — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.
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Jul 28, 2014 — A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The ruling of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver mirrors the same court's decision regarding a gay-marriage ban in Utah. It has been stayed, pending likely appeal.
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Jul 18, 2014 — County clerks are making news by defying the state's gay-marriage ban, but Clela Rorex got there first. Decades ago, she issued a groundbreaking license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met.
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Jul 17, 2014 — The case applies only in Monroe County, which includes Key West, and will almost certainly be appealed. But a similar case is pending in Miami.
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Jun 27, 2014 — The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.
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Jun 25, 2014 — In Indiana, a judge said that same-sex couples are "in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such."
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Jun 24, 2014 — Frank Schaefer, a minister with the United Methodist Church, has won an appeal and had his pastoral credentials restored.
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Jun 20, 2014 — The newly expanded benefits will allow people in a same-sex marriage to take time off from work to care for their spouses, no matter which state they live in.
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