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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 30, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about NATO and EU options for confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · More than 500 people may have traveled from the U.K. to Syria to fight in its civil war. Arun Rath talks to Jessica Stern, author of Terror In The Name Of God, about how it's drawing Westerners.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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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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Aug 8, 2014 — Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm before it barreled ashore early Friday with strong winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Julio, meanwhile, appears to be weakening and veering north.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The National Weather Service has downgraded Iselle to a tropical storm. Residents are still warned to take precautions.
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Aug 6, 2014 — Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.
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Jul 5, 2014 — Video shot from off the North Carolina coast at Frying Pan Tower, a former U.S. Coast Guard Light Station that's been converted to a bed and breakfast.
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Jul 5, 2014 — The first hurricane of the season — now downgraded to a tropical storm — skirted the U.S. East Coast, inconveniencing holiday revelers.
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Jul 3, 2014 — Arthur made landfall Thursday night near the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks. The Category 2 storm has maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.
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Jul 2, 2014 — The storm is expected to affect Fourth of July travel plans. It's still unclear, however, what kind of weather will be felt along the Eastern Seaboard.
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Jul 1, 2014 — Arthur is the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. It's forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday.
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Jun 1, 2014 — A major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States in for 3,142 days. That's the longest streak going back to 1900.
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May 22, 2014 — Three to six hurricanes are expected to form during the six-month season that begins June 1. That's below average, but NOAA officials emphasized a single storm can make for a bad year.
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