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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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Jan 6, 2014 — In today's roundup, "women's fiction" gets another look, movie pants go on sale, and a full-page advertisement is built entirely on a single tweet.
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Sep 19, 2013 — In today's pop culture news, we learn that a bake-off contestant may have a predilection for frozen treats, that the films of Canada are on the rise, and that it's entirely possible — sort of — that all Pixar movies are secretly connected by a brilliant — or maybe loony — common thread.
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Feb 19, 2013 — In this morning's roundup, we look at the life of Ken Jennings, a bad day at Burger King, and older gamers.
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Feb 15, 2013 — In this morning's roundup: Another reality television opportunity for Kate Gosselin, a debate over ethics and boogers, and a harrowing (and important) story from Thandie Newton.
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Feb 14, 2013 — In this morning's roundup: Aziz Ansari goes deep on the questions of love and happiness, the House Of Cards hype gets ahead of itself, and an anti-library author starts a (figurative) fire.
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Feb 13, 2013 — In this morning's roundup, we note Joseph Gordon-Levitt's latest charm offensive, a British trend for converting spaces, and another TV show from the fine people at The Onion.
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Feb 1, 2013 — In today's roundup: Linda Gray says you saw her leg once even if you didn't know you did, and CBS is preparing for a very, very big weekend.
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Jan 3, 2013 — This morning: Bourdain on tween television, Andrew Sullivan on independence, and a guide to Kanye West.
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Jan 2, 2013 — In this morning's roundup: the upcoming films, the literary resolutions, the predictions, and more for the New Year.
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Oct 25, 2012 — In this morning's roundup: More Idris Elba Bond rumors, some tussling over genre fiction and literary fiction (can't get enough!), and Ai Weiwei having some fun with YouTube.
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