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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 · 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 30, 2014 | NPR · Latest news from Novoazovsk, Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are defending the port city from what they say is a Russian invasion. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson from Novoazovsk.
 

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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 27, 2014 — Featuring a scorched guitar solo by Charalambides' Tom Carter, Bowles carves out his own corner of clawhammer-banjo-based music on his second solo album.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former's iconic "Marquee Moon" as a song title.
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Aug 13, 2014 — Could Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg have guessed that, one day, a cocksure German heavy metal band — now 40 years strong — would pay tribute to his "Morning Mood" melody?
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Jul 25, 2014 — The doom metal band sure has been busy since 2011. Hear the leadoff track from its third LP, Mobile of Angels. It's indebted to heavy blues and — surprisingly — Fairport Convention.
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Jul 22, 2014 — A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Two decades after the epic Dopesmoker was written, "The Clarity" presents Sleep at its heaviest and weediest. The band describes it as a "lyrical follow-up to a lifetime of marijuana enjoyment."
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Jun 24, 2014 — In the song's first 20 seconds, the doom-metal band strides along with unmistakable heft, like a knight returned victorious from battle. But it's a ruse.
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Jun 17, 2014 — "Epochryphal Gloom" digs into the gnarliest extremes of metal in eight minutes. You can feel Mortals sweat as the song bounces into a thrashed boogie.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Hear the Richmond black-metal band get a haunting vocal assist from Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell in the 11-minute "Lantern at the End of Time."
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May 29, 2014 — On a new 7", Toronto-based Blood Ceremony tackles a once-lost gem by '70s Scottish hard rockers Iron Claw and thankfully doesn't change much — including and especially the flute solo.
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