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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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Jul 16, 2014 — Citing a list of grievances, some conservative advocates have been raising the possibility of impeaching President Obama. But the calls have become routine in the second term of the modern presidency.
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Jul 11, 2014 — While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.
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Jun 28, 2014 — Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.
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Jun 17, 2014 — As president, Barack Obama has traveled to 46 of the 50 states. He has yet to visit Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah — all states he lost by a big margin in 2012.
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Jun 6, 2014 — Which countries has President Obama visited the most during his presidency? France and Mexico. His current visit to France is his fifth as president.
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May 29, 2014 — The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.
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May 20, 2014 — After late wrangling that included a threat to withdraw his guilty plea and an offer to eat poison in a sandwich, J. Everett Dutschke accepted a 25-year prison sentence.
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Jan 30, 2014 — Obama's aggressive use of executive orders is nothing new, either for him or for the presidency in general. But his decision to craft policies on his own is already getting congressional pushback.
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Jan 29, 2014 — President Obama described the state as "not the most liberal part of the country." In fact, Kentucky gives him lower approval ratings than all but seven other states. Yet the state's Democratic governor has pushed Obama's priorities on health and education more successfully than most other governors.
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Jan 29, 2014 — ANALYSIS: The president was brisk and confident during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. He also managed to avoid a remarkable array of issues that could have proved problematic. But he hasn't been nearly as adept at the less-dramatic business of dealing with Congress and the media.
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