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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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Aug 7, 2014 — In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.
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Jun 17, 2014 — Home treatments by paramedics are a growing trend. The goal is to lower hospital costs, but there are worries about who actually pays.
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Nov 17, 2013 — Electronic medical records are supposed to make health care safer and more consistent. But they fail to capture the true story of a patient's life, an Alabama doctor finds. And all that time checking boxes means less time for house calls with an elderly couple who need compassion more than diagnoses.
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Aug 26, 2010 — With so many House seats in play, it is difficult to reduce it to a Top 50 list.  But we're attempting it here.  And it is important to note that of the Top 50, 46 are currently held by the Democrats.
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Jun 18, 2010 — Texas Republican Joe Barton's apology for apologizing to BP, over the White House's "shakedown" of the company for its role in the oil spill in the gulf, is playing into Democrats' hands.
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Jun 17, 2010 — After causing an uproar this morning by accusing the White House of organizing a "$20 billion shakedown" of BP, Rep. Joe Barton is now saying he's sorry.
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May 28, 2010 — In looking at the House vote to end the "don't ask/don't tell" ban on gays & lesbians from openly serving in the military, one thing jumps out:  the recently-elected Mark Critz (D-PA) and Charles Djou (R-HI) voted the opposite of their parties.
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May 21, 2010 — Republicans hope that a split Democratic field can propel them to victory in a special congressional election in Hawaii's 1st District on Saturday.
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May 18, 2010 — Indiana's Mark Souder, a religious conservative seeking a ninth term, announced he was resigning from Congress because of an affair with a member of his staff.
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Jul 21, 2009 — Race is a constant factor in Tennessee's 9th congressional district, which has a black majority and is represented by a white incumbent.
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