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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.
 
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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 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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Sep 4, 2013 — Car sales picked up, as did hiring at auto manufacturing plants, according to the central bank's latest Beige Book.
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Aug 22, 2013 — The Packard plant, which once symbolized the might of America's auto industry, is at risk of heading to auction if a pending development deal fails. If that happens, The Detroit Free Press reports, the 35-acre site could eventually be sold "for as little as $21,000."
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Apr 27, 2013 — China is the world's largest auto market. NPR's Frank Langfitt went to Shanghai's sprawling auto show this week, and compares it with the ones he used to cover in Detroit a few years back, when General Motors and Chrysler were on the ropes.
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Dec 3, 2012 — From the back seat of a Bentley to the cab of a Ford F-150, NPR's Nina Gregory visits the L.A. Auto Show to check out the latest in mobile offices: vehicles designed for work.
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Sep 17, 2012 — The cases — charging that China unfairly subsidizes auto parts and slaps high duties on U.S.-made cars — come as Republican rival Mitt Romney argues that President Obama has let too many jobs go overseas.
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Sep 10, 2012 — Four years after the U.S. launched a massive bailout of the financial system and the auto industry, the government has yet to recoup $200 billion. Here's a breakdown.
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Jul 31, 2012 — "All these potential customers make the U.S. auto industry believe that 2015 is going to be the year that things finally get back to normal. And despite a steady stream of numbingly grim economic news, it is already doubling down on its future."
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Jul 5, 2012 — President Obama began a two-day bus tour of swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday and spent part of the time campaigning on his bailout of U.S. automakers.
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Jun 19, 2012 — Japanese car makers are getting killed by the exchange rate, so they're expanding production in the U.S.
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Jun 15, 2012 — After the '60s, the Lincoln automobile brand started on a long, slow decline that mirrored the slide of the American auto industry. Now, Ford is trying to turn it back into a top luxury brand.
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