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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 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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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 24, 2014 — Ferguson, Mo., was relatively calm Saturday for the fourth night in a row, two weeks after the 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.
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Aug 23, 2014 — People with autism often have trouble communicating with police, which can be dangerous — and scary for parents who also worry about racial profiling. Now, some cities are trying to mitigate the risk.
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Aug 22, 2014 — The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.
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Aug 19, 2014 — Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
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Jul 24, 2014 — The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city's police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.
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Jul 23, 2014 — Last week, a man died after a police takedown that appeared to involve a prohibited chokehold. But police trainers say such restraints, when properly administered, are safer than many alternatives.
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Jul 22, 2014 — From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.
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Jul 12, 2014 — District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.
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Jul 8, 2014 — More than 550 police officers stayed home on Tuesday, apparently angered by big increases in health insurance costs. The number of "blue flu" cases has been increasing daily.
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Jul 8, 2014 — Using food as a reward, a Lab named Thoreau has been trained to detect the scent of flash drives and other devices that can hold illegal images and video.
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