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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 · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
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 · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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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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Jun 27, 2014 — To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.
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Aug 15, 2013 — Many healthy student athletes drop dead on the field or court every year, especially at the height of summer or at the start of a sports season. Doctors and high school athletic trainers banded together to propose ways to reduce the number of deaths.
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Nov 19, 2012 — Endurance athletes often turn to the same stimulant that gives your morning cup of joe its jolt: caffeine. They're increasingly using caffeinated gels and drinks when they compete. But how much is too much?
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Aug 31, 2012 — Enhancing performance is what sports is all about. Commentator Alva NoŽ says drug users are not cheaters in any deep sense. Our outrage reflects our engagement with sports and is a clue to why sports matter.
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Aug 26, 2012 — What rankles so many of Lance Armstrong's detractors is the sense that somehow, he artificially enhanced himself to reach seemingly superhuman heights. Yet the story of modern humans, argues philosopher Alva Noe, is a story of our integration with artificial and mechanical enhancements.
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Aug 6, 2012 — Commentator Alva NoŽ argues that there is no reason to ban performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Prohibition stems from a bizarre confusion about what sports are all about.
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Jul 16, 2012 — Many top athletes are rejecting the processed drinks and gels companies are squarely aiming at them. Instead, they rely on old fashioned water and healthy food to rehydrate and replenish nutrients.
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Aug 9, 2011 — The New York City Triathlon was the scene for an unprecedented tragedy Sunday, is considering changes to its screening process, after two competitors died during Sunday's race. Both Michael Kudryk, 64, and Amy Martich, 40, died during the swim portion of the event.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Research suggests head trauma in athletes can lead to damage that looks like Lou Gehrig's Disease. It raises the possibility that the famous baseball player might not have had the disease named for him.
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Oct 9, 2007 — Why do athletes feel they must dope?
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