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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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 10, 2014 — HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.
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Apr 21, 2014 — The video-streaming announced plans to raise its monthly rates for new customers by $1 or $2 a month. It also said it had gained 2.25 million new customers.
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Feb 24, 2014 — Netflix and Comcast ended their video streaming feud over the weekend, when Netflix agreed to pay the cable giant for direct access to consumers.
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Apr 4, 2013 — Recent scientific research links hearing impairment with dementia. Commentator Barbara J. King says widespread availability of closed-captioned films could help.
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Oct 10, 2011 — Bowing to customers' anger and confusion, the company is backpedaling on a move to divide its streaming and DVD movie offerings. Netflix is doing away with its Qwikster service before it even launches — but it's keeping the price increases announced in July.
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Sep 19, 2011 — The company says DVDs-by-mail and streaming movies on the Web have become two different businesses with different cost structures. Now, you can pay for just one or the other — or both, of course.
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Jul 13, 2011 — NATO says troops died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan; an oil pipeline is reportedly bombed in Syria, Los Angeles city councilwoman Janice Hahn wins special congressional election; movie rental company Netflix boosts fees; and the National League wins the All Star Game
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Apr 27, 2011 — I just found out I have a disease. It's called, "Netflix Streaming Syndrome." Actually, to be fair, it's more like Netflix/Hulu/Xfinity/Amazon/YouTube Streaming Syndrome. While our streaming obsession is easy to laugh off, there's something to be said about our addiction to immediate media content.
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Nov 22, 2010 — Being old enough to remember vinyl records, 8-track tapes, cassettes and Betamax, we know a little something about the demise of once popular ways to be entertained.
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Aug 11, 2009 — Netflix handles a mind-numbing array of DVDs every day in a complex series of warehouses that are kept tucked away and top secret. Until now.
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