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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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Hurricane Katrina

Aug 27, 2012 — Republicans have been forced to delay a second-straight convention opening due to storms. And the GOP is hardly alone in thinking that it can look bad to go forward with a planned event when horrible news is unfolding elsewhere.
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Aug 29, 2011 — Photographer Jennifer Shaw re-creates her Katrina story with toys and a toy camera.
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Nov 15, 2010 — Guest blogger Alysia Tate says renewed focus on rapper Kanye West's 2005 comments criticizing then-president George W. Bush for neglecting black victims of Hurricane Katrina ignores the larger questions about the government's response to the storm.
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Oct 1, 2010 — The sign outside of the Six Flags in New Orleans still reads, "Closed For Storm." Five years after Katrina, there's little hope of it ever reopening.
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Aug 26, 2010 — In the years after Hurricane Katrina, writer Malik Washington traveled to New Orleans to help the city's residents rebuild.  He reflects on the lessons learned about the spirit of the Crescent City.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Without photographing people, Richard Misrach found a way to capture the voices of New Orleans.
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May 28, 2010 — If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
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Dec 1, 2009"Brad Pitt's Houses" are causing a stir in New Orleans.
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Aug 6, 2009 — NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson went too far on Fox News when she equated problems with the Cash for Clunker program to a "mini-Katrina." That reflects poorly on NPR.
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Mar 4, 2009 — Ever watch the TV show "Jeopardy"? It's one of my favorites, and a recent show I watched was a clear indication of why we still need to set aside months to celebrate the history of African-Americans and women (until, of course, that history is ful...
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