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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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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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Gulf Oil Spill: Containment And Clean Up

Oct 17, 2011 — Anadarko was a minority partner in the project to drill for oil at the Deepwater Horizon site. Eleven workers were killed when the rig exploded in April 2010, and the spill was one of the worst in U.S. history.
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Jun 22, 2011 — Transocean, the rig owner, BP made all the key decisions that led to the disaster. The British company has pointed the finger at many players. Who is ultimately judged to be responsible will be debated in court.
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Apr 4, 2011 — Transocean Ltd. owned the rig that exploded a year ago, killing 11 workers and creating a massive oil spill that took months to contain. Now, it says it was "insensitive" to say in a regulatory filing that 2010 was — statistically — its best year.
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Mar 5, 2011 — One physicist says that a substance familiar to young children — oobleck, a mixture of cornstarch and water — might have helped stop the flow of oil from BP's blown-out well.
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Feb 25, 2011 — The federal panel investigating the cause of the disaster says it won't finish its final report on time. The explosion killed 11 workers and led to more than 200 million gallons of oil spewing from the well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
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Jan 11, 2011 — One step in preventing another oil spill disaster is to hire federal regulators who won't be outsmarted by their better-paid, better-trained industry cohorts. That's one of the recommendations released Tuesday in the final report from the president's commission on the Gulf of Mexico spill.
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Jan 6, 2011 — Some scientists contest the conclusions of a new study that claims that methane from the BP was eaten by bacteria. But they agree that it does not seem to have caused lasting damage to the ecosystem.
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Jan 6, 2011 — In an excerpt from its final report, the presidential panel investigating what went wrong on the Deepwater Horizon rig outlines error after error made on the rig and onshore by BP and its contractors. The commission's co-chair blames bad management and bad communication.
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Dec 15, 2010 — The Obama administration's lawsuit asks that the companies be held liable without limitation for all removal costs and damages caused by the oil spill, including damages to natural resources. The lawsuit also seeks civil penalties under the Clean Water Act.
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Dec 6, 2010 — The oyster businesses in the Gulf of Mexico remain hobbled by the BP oil spill. Many companies are still operating with skeleton crews because of a scarcity of oysters. Proprietors also worry that people will shy away from seafood purchases even after oysters recover.
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