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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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Sep 10, 2010 — If Washington, D.C., has improved in the four years since Adrian Fenty was elected mayor, then why is he in trouble in Tuesday's primary? Most polls show him losing to D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray.
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Sep 9, 2010 — With Richard Daley announcing his retirement as mayor of Chicago, there is no shortage of potential candidates to succeed him. Most speculation has been on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who has been in office since 1989 and who is set to break his late father's longevity record on Christmas, announced today he will not seek re-election in 2011.
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Aug 18, 2010 — Ever since President Obama expressed his view about the Islamic Center in NYC, the issue has become a political punching bag. Republicans are using it as part of their plan to retake Congress. And some Democrats are caught flat-footed.
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Jul 6, 2010 — The Justice Department, as expected, has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Arizona and its recently-passed law on illegal immigration.
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Jun 25, 2010 — Nobody likes to pay taxes, but one Idaho state legislator says he should be exempt from any deadlines for penalties.
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Jun 7, 2010 — Twenty-two percent unemployment. That's the harsh reality facing Martinsville, Virginia. It's also the reality facing those trying to win votes in Virginia's 5th Congressional District.
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Jun 2, 2010 — His tough-talking campaign ad sparked a furor on the Web — but didn't get him enough votes to be the GOP's nominee for Ag Commissioner in Alabama.
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May 18, 2010 — A state Supreme Court has ruled that Connecticut's Secretary of State, Susan Bysiewicz, is ineligible to run for the attorney general's post being vacated by (now embattled) Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal.
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May 11, 2010 — Beau Biden, the son of the vice president and the state attorney general in Delaware, is recovering from what doctors describe as a "minor stroke."
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