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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.
 
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August 30, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about NATO and EU options for confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.
 
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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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Al-Qaida

Jun 26, 2014 — Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Al-Qaida said in February that it has no links with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But since then, ISIS has only gained ground — and members. It's now making inroads across Iraq.
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May 28, 2014 — Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group, says a U.S. citizen known as Abu Hurayra al-Amriki helped carry out a suicide attack on Sunday.
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Apr 4, 2014 — Nasser Al-Awlaki sued U.S. officials over the killing of three Americans including his son in Yemen. The judge said the suit raises fundamental constitutional questions but there's no easy answer.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was found guilty in Manhattan federal court. He served as a spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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Mar 19, 2014 — Sulaiman Abu Ghaith took the stand in a Manhattan court on Wednesday. He said that in a conversation with the al-Qaida leader he predicted the U.S. "will not settle until it kills you."
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Mar 17, 2014 — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, self-described mastermind of the 2001 attacks, submitted a statement on behalf of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is on trial in Manhattan.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Prosecutors say Sulaiman Abu Ghaith agreed to become a spokesman for al-Qaida in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Feb 10, 2014 — Multiple news outlets are reporting being told by U.S. officials that the Obama administration is considering whether to try to kill a U.S. citizen who has allegedly joined al-Qaida overseas. The individual, whose name has not been released, is alleged to be planning attacks against Americans.
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Feb 3, 2014 — In a message posted on jihadist websites, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri distances the terrorist network from one of the groups fighting in Syria. There have been rebel vs. rebel clashes there.
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