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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."
 
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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.
 
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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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Oct 21, 2013 — On 60 Minutes, the former vice president says that even though by mid-2000 he had already suffered three heart attacks and would soon suffer a fourth, "there's no question" he was "up to the task." So he didn't raise any concerns when doctors cleared him.
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Jul 16, 2013 — On the same day that veteran Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said he will seek re-election, Cheney said she will challenge him in next year's primary.
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Feb 12, 2013 — The former vice president thinks the current president's national security team is "second rate." Cheney tells CBS that the president's policies are making the nation "vulnerable." But he thinks using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists is "a good program."
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Jul 23, 2012 — We may be three weeks away from learning Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate. Until then, here is a historical look at all the VP picks in the last half century, and which ones were considered a plus — or a minus.
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Jul 13, 2012 — "Sooner or later there is going to be a big surprise. Usually a very unpleasant one," the former vice president said. When that happens, he's hoping Romney will be president.
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Apr 13, 2012 — Just three weeks ago, the former vice president had a heart transplant. This would be his first public appearance since then.
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Apr 3, 2012 — The former vice president received a heart transplant on March 24. He has had severe heart problems, and had suffered five heart attacks, since the age of 37. He's now 71.
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Mar 26, 2012 — Supreme Court arguments began on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act... Obama told his Russian counterpart that he would have "more flexibility" on missile defense after his re-election... Santorum's decisive win Saturday in Louisiana's GOP primary did little to reset the race.
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Mar 26, 2012 — The former vice president is recovering from a heart transplant he received over the weekend. Experts say it's unusual for a 71-year-old to get a transplant, but more and more older people are getting them as the procedures improve and the population ages.
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Mar 25, 2012 — The former vice president had been on a waiting list for a new heart for more than 20 months. Cheney, 71, was recovering in intensive care at Inova Fairfax Hospital, located just outside Washington.
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