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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 · 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 · One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.
 

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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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May 19, 2014 — In a commencement speech, Jill Abramson used humor to tackle her controversial dismissal from The New York Times. Like the college students before her, she said, she doesn't know what's next for her.
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May 17, 2014 — In a statement New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.
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Jan 28, 2014 — The development comes despite objections from Vice President Joe Biden, who has urged senior officials in Beijing not to punish U.S. journalists with de facto expulsion. China has not granted a request for a new visa that was made last summer.
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Oct 14, 2013 — The International Herald Tribune was once instrumental in keeping American expatriates up to date on their homeland. On Tuesday, the newspaper will bear the name The International New York Times.
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Aug 5, 2013 — Also: The meaning of Homer's "wine-dark sea"; a look at Portnoy's Complaint and the rise of the Jewish sex scandal; the best books coming out this week.
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Jul 10, 2012 — New York City has been on a tear since the 1970s, but one of its five boroughs hasn't kept up: the Bronx. Pittsburgh may hold some answers.
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May 29, 2012 — The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.
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Aug 2, 2011 — The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has ended the trade of pork bellies. The frozen slabs of meat were a victim of their own success. With year round bacon consumption, traders no longer sold more in the summer.
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Jun 6, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, immigration crackdowns on employers, and the future of The New York Times. In the second hour, tensions between doctors and nurses, and comedian Aisha Tyler.
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May 24, 2011 — When an in-flight emergency occurs, the doctors on board — if there are any — are at a crossroads. An article in The New York Times addresses the problem: while other people want them to treat the ailing passenger, the situation may be outside of their specific fields.
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