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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 · 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.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.
 

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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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Jul 31, 2014 — The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.
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Mar 26, 2014 — If a politician from Iowa is going to commit a gaffe, it's probably best if it doesn't involve farmers. And in Kentucky, stay away from college basketball-related blunders.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Attorney Gen. Jack Conway won't defend state laws that bar recognition of same-sex marriages. So Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll bring in outside counsel to represent the state. Both men are Democrats.
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Mar 4, 2014 — A federal judge last month ruled the state must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. Tuesday, state Attorney General Jack Conway said "I won't be defending discrimination."
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Feb 13, 2014 — By suing the Obama administration, including the National Security Agency, for the agency's phone call data collection, Sen. Rand Paul now has ownership of an important issue in a way no other potential 2016 presidential candidate has yet to claim.
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Jan 29, 2014 — President Obama described the state as "not the most liberal part of the country." In fact, Kentucky gives him lower approval ratings than all but seven other states. Yet the state's Democratic governor has pushed Obama's priorities on health and education more successfully than most other governors.
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Jan 6, 2014 — Answers in Genesis, the nonprofit building the park, has fallen short of its fundraising target and must raise $29 million by Feb. 6.
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Sep 22, 2013 — Democrats in coal-producing states will likely use every chance they get to separate themselves from President Obama in voters' minds. The EPA's new power plant rules are just such an opportunity. After all, Obama is about as unpopular in those states as coal is popular.
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Jul 26, 2013 — Maybe Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat who hopes to unseat Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, is ready for prime time after all.
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May 2, 2013 — The little girl was shot by her 5-year-old brother with a gun he had been given as a gift. Those who know the rural Kentucky family say it's a tragic accident. Some experts question whether a child that young should be given a firearm.
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