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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 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.
 
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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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May 28, 2013 — Rutgers was rocked by the verbal and physical abuse that a since-fired coach heaped on his players. Its athletic director had to step down. Now, questions have been raised about his replacement's past conduct. Julie Hermann says she's learned from her mistakes. The school says she's right for the job.
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May 26, 2013 — A letter from her former players accuses Julie Hermann of the same kind of abuse that got men's basketball coach Mike Rice fired. Yet Hermann was hired by the university to help it emerge from the Rice scandal.
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May 16, 2013 — Rutgers University welcomes the arrival of new athletic director Julie Hermann as the beginning of a new era, weeks after turmoil engulfed its athletics department. The school's basketball coach was fired last month after videos showed that he verbally and physically abused players during practice.
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Apr 8, 2013 — Men's basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for verbally and physically abusing his players. The school's athletic director then resigned. Now the president also is under pressure.
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Apr 5, 2013 — Eric Murdock says he warned the school about Mike Rice's abusive behavior on several occasions. He alleges, instead of firing Rice, they fired him.
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Apr 5, 2013 — Tim Pernetti did not fire basketball coach Mike Rice in December, after seeing videos of the coach physically and verbally abusing his players. He says he wanted to fire the coach, but university lawyers did not. When those videos surfaced this week, Rice was dismissed. Now Pernetti is out as well.
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Apr 3, 2013 — Video of coach Mike Rice pushing his players, throwing balls at their heads, swearing at them and using gay slurs led to calls for his dismissal.
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Jun 19, 2012 — Dharun Ravi was convicted on charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. In 2010, he used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide. The case drew national attention.
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May 30, 2012 — Dharun Ravi says he accepts responsibility for "my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices." Tyler Clementi committed suicide shortly after learning Ravi had used a webcam to watch Clementi's romantic encounter with a man.
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May 21, 2012 — Dharun Ravi used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, who soon after committed suicide. The case has gotten national attention.
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