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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 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 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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Elena Kagan

Jan 26, 2011 — The demise of DADT has led some schools to consider inviting ROTC back to their campuses. But practical considerations could keep ROTC from returning, especially on Ivy League campuses.
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Dec 13, 2010 — Justice Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court's newest member, says that the institution's "learning curve is extremely steep," so much so that "sometimes it seems vertical."
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Aug 9, 2010 — This summer, federal judges have once again been horning in on issues of great interest and high stakes. Gay marriage. Immigration. The health care law. State-federal legal battles are on the rise.
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Aug 5, 2010 — The 37 votes in the Senate against the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court is the 6th highest of any court nominee since World War II, and the 3rd highest for those who were confirmed.
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Aug 5, 2010 — Elena Kagan was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court by the Senate in a 63 to 37 vote. Kagan, the Obama Administration's solicitor general, is the fourth woman confirmed to court. The vote gives the court three women justices.
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Aug 5, 2010 — The U.S. Senate votes to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court by a vote of 63-37.  Five Republicans voted in favor; one Democrat voted against.
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Aug 5, 2010 — Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he will vote against Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. Sticking to the Republican line, he says her that while she's "brilliant" that doesn't overcome what he called her lack of experience.
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Jul 20, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court fell on strict party lines ... except for Sen. Lindsey Graham.  The South Carolina Republican voted in her favor.
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Jul 19, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a vote that is assured of passing.  GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, hasn't ruled out a filibuster.
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Jul 1, 2010 — The Kagan hearings were, admittedly not that interesting, except for a Twilight cameo.
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