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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 · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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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 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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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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Martin Luther King Jr

Aug 28, 2013 — Chicago Pastor Archibald Carey Jr. ended his address to the 1952 GOP convention with a call to "let freedom ring" that King would echo in 1963 at the March on Washington. Decades later, a recording of Carey's address has been found.
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Aug 24, 2013 — Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Aug 23, 2013 — Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted, limiting its presence online. One organization, however, has decided to provide ready access to the video.
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Dec 11, 2012 — The quote will be removed instead of replaced to avoid harming the monument's structural integrity. Critics, including poet Maya Angelou, had criticized the current iteration of the "Drum Major" quote, saying it made King sound arrogant.
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Jan 16, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how super PACs are changing presidential campaigns, and on the Opinion Page, Thomas Pickering explains why the U.S. should engage in more diplomacy in Iran. In the second hour, what we are learning about alcohol use, and the 'I Have a Dream' speech.
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May 4, 2011 — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first "Freedom Ride" — a test of anti-discrimination laws in the south.
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Jan 17, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation,  parents of children who have committed a violent crime, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.  In our second hour, Andrew Johnson, and "the Arab status quo."
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May 19, 2008 — Controversy on the National Mall.
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