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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 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Meanwhile, more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
 

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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 5, 2014 — One hungry reporter goes on a quest to find out why his package of Peanut Butter M&M's weighs 0.06 ounces less than a package of Milk Chocolate M&M's.
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May 16, 2014 — Today on the show: The penny. And the strange spot it occupies in our economy. It's worth almost nothing, but not quite.
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May 7, 2014 — If you use the words to someone else's song to make money— do you have to give the songwriter some of that money?
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Apr 23, 2014 — Lou Caracciolo is trying to make high-quality wine from grapes he grows in New Jersey. But Jersey wine already has a reputation — and fancy isn't it
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Apr 18, 2014 — On today's show, we talk to designers and car company executives about one of the biggest technical challenges they face: making all the different governments happy.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The US is responding to Russian tanks, artillery and special forces with its own weapon: money.
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Mar 14, 2014 — The European Union wants U.S. cheese makers to stop calling their Parmesan cheese Parmesan cheese.
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Mar 14, 2014 — Why millions of Americans still haggle with car dealers in person, one brand at a time.
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Mar 12, 2014 — There's an obscure law that governs just about anything that travels by ship in the US - bananas, hairdryers, gasoline, even people.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Russia is the world's biggest exporter of natural gas, and the second-biggest exporter of oil.
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