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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 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 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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Jul 24, 2014 — The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The decision brings a muted end to a power struggle that had undermined relations between the intelligence community and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Jun 6, 2014 — The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.
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Mar 11, 2014 — The Senate was a chamber divided in reaction to Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein's diatribe against the CIA for allegedly hacking into Senate computers.
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Mar 6, 2014 — Did the agency spy on Senate staffers? Did those Senate aides take classified documents from the CIA's headquarters? Investigators are sorting through the accusations.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Government officials tell The New York Times that the phone company searches its records for international calls that may help identify foreign terrorists. In the process, the Times says, data about some calls made by U.S. citizens may also be collected.
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Sep 13, 2013 — Although a Free Syrian Army commander has said his fighters haven't yet gotten any "lethal aid" from the U.S., sources tell NPR that some small arms are being delivered to "moderate" rebels. Meanwhile, U.S. and Russian diplomats report progress in their discussions.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The agency acknowledged this week that it played a role in Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh's ouster in 1953. The CIA also acknowledged the existence of Area 51 and spying on Noam Chomsky.
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Aug 16, 2013 — A declassified CIA report about the U-2 spy plane program lifts some of the veil of secrecy about a part of Nevada that fascinates sci-fi fans. For instance, the men who wanted to turn it into a top-secret site almost died the first time they went there. That's among five things interesting details.
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Aug 16, 2013 — A newly declassified document even includes a map. But there's no word about space aliens being stored there. Also, while UFOs are mentioned, they're said to have been high-flying U2 spy planes.
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