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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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Jul 7, 2014 — People flying to the U.S. on international flights might want to keep their phones and other electronic devices charged. The devices might not be allowed onboard if they can't power up.
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Jul 12, 2013 — She is to become the University of California's next president. Confirmation of a successor could take time. Speculation on a successor has already begun. Perhaps former Sen. Joe Lieberman?
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Aug 10, 2012 — The lawsuit alleges that the Homeland Security secretary has turned the agency into a "frat house."
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Dec 20, 2010 — A Washington Post investigation reveals "a web of 4,058 federal, state and local organizations, each with its own counterterrorism responsibilities and jurisdictions" is gathering data on Americans.
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Oct 29, 2010 — A U.S. official says that two military fighter jets are escorting an airliner from the Canadian border to New York, according to the AP. The plane, reportedly United Arab Emirates flight 201 from Dubai, is bound for New York City's JFK Airport.
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Oct 29, 2010 — Investigators are examining cargo planes in the northeastern U.S. after British inspectors found a suspicious package on a United Parcel Service plane en route from Yemen to Chicago, according to reports.
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Nov 25, 2008 — Whenever NPR's Talk of the Nation dips into the topic of immigration, the national call-in show's telephone board lights up like a Christmas tree.
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