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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 · Latest news from Novoazovsk, Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are defending the port city from what they say is a Russian invasion. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson from Novoazovsk.
 

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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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Apr 2, 2014 — Join us in celebrating Carl Kasell's 80th birthday.
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Mar 4, 2014 — Kasell, whose voice is synonymous with NPR, will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! this spring. From then on, he'll become "scorekeeper emeritus."
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Jul 21, 2013 — You may need some napkins for this one. Today we all scream for what may be the coolest holiday of the year, National Ice Cream Day.
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Jul 17, 2013 — This weekend, one of our listeners spent their "cognitive surplus" producing a video. It remixes audio of Carl Kasell reading LOLcats captions on TED Radio Hour with the corresponding feline images. Watch the video and get the back story here.
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May 10, 2013 — The North Carolina Press Association recently honored Carl Kasell as North Carolinian of the Year, 2013. Watch a short video honoring the legendary broadcaster.
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Apr 2, 2013 — We knew that Carl Kasell has a few magic tricks up his sleeve, but for his 79th birthday, the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! scorekeeper surprised us all. Happy Birthday, Carl!
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Oct 1, 2011 — In response to the U.S. Postal Service's decision to start putting living people on stamps, Wait Wait presents the most avuncular living person ever to appear on a stamp.
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Jun 16, 2010 — Vote Carl into the Radio Hall of Fame!
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May 29, 2010 — Not My Job guest Bettye LaVette honors The Who with her renditon of their hit song 'Love Reign O'er Me' at the Kennedy Center back in Decemeber.
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Nov 23, 2009 — NPR's Kasell to retire as newscaster, keep his "Wait Wait" job Memo to NPR employees 11/23/2009 10:22 AM After 30 years of waking up at 1:05 a.m. to anchor the top of the hour newscast during Morning Edition, Carl Kasell has decided the time has ...
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