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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 31, 2013 — The Boston Red Sox are world champions after beating the St. Louis Cardinals. Here's a cheat sheet about the World Series.
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Oct 30, 2013 — Only one team has a chance of winning the World Series tonight in Game 6: the Boston Red Sox. The St. Louis Cardinals have a chance to lose the series — or they can force a decisive Game 7 at Fenway Park tomorrow night. Boston fans are paying top dollar for the chance to see their team clinch a World Series at home — something that hasn't happened in 95 years.
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Oct 29, 2013 — Boston's David Ortiz is flirting with a World Series record. He's got 11 hits in 15 at-bats. That .733 batting average eclipses the rest of his team's. Boston players not named Ortiz are hitting .144. The Sox could wrap up the championship Wednesday. St. Louis hopes to extend the Series to a Game 7.
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Oct 26, 2013 — The all-tied World Series resumes tonight, with Game 3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Ahead of the game Saturday, the main storyline centers on the change of venue to a National League park, forcing Boston to adapt.
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Oct 24, 2013 — Boston rolled over St. Louis in the first game of the series, winning 8-1. The Cardinals' performance is being summed up with words such as inept, hapless and self-destruction. Game 2 is Thursday night in Boston.
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Oct 23, 2013 — Who knew that classical musicians could talk trash? Check out how the orchestras from the two cities in this year's World Series have had some fun getting into each other's faces.
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Oct 19, 2013 — One key inning. One key at-bat. The result: St. Louis heads to its 19th Fall Classic. The Cards will face either the Boston Red Sox or the Detroit Tigers. Those teams play again Saturday night.
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Oct 26, 2012 — A bunt that only traveled about 40 feet may turn out to be one of the World Series' most important moments. It pushed the Giants' first run across the plate. San Francisco and Detroit resume play Saturday night.
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Oct 25, 2012 — San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is only the fourth player to have knocked the ball out of the park three times in one World Series game. His team beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in Game 1.
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Oct 24, 2012 — Not a seamhead? Trapped in a conversation about the World Series, which starts tonight? Here are a couple bits of baseball trivia you can drop before pretending to get a phone call and scurrying away.
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