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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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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Aug 26, 2013 — Sarah Murnaghan, now 11, had only weeks to live earlier this summer when a judge ordered that she be moved up a transplant waiting list. Her case sparked a review of national organ transplant policy. Now, she's recovered enough to soon be able to go home.
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May 23, 2013 — A trend that was interrupted in 2006 and 2007 has resumed: Fewer girls are getting pregnant.
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Apr 12, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, legal strategies in the Trayvon Martin case, and a writer argues that cities are meaner places to live. In the second hour, negotiating retirement with a spouse, and a cancer survivor says, go ahead, "look at my scars."
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Jul 19, 2011A high-pitched sound on Morning Edition imitated the hearing condition tinnitus, but offended listeners' ears.
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Aug 10, 2010 — How many calories do you consume in a day? Photographer Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio can probably show you.
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Jul 29, 2010 — The government puts home genetics tests to the test, and warns that they don't live up to the hype.
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Jul 15, 2010 — Scientists are meeting at Stanford University to get to the bottom of how much sitting is too much.
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Jun 6, 2013 — Doctors say 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan has only weeks to live if she doesn't get new lungs. Federal rules give priority to older patients. A judge has ordered that the rules be temporarily suspended, moving her up the waiting list.
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Apr 5, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in treating diabetes, and an update on the political crisis in Mali. In the second hour, bicyclists' behavior, and extreme weather and climate change.
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Mar 27, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how the Trayvon Martin case has changed the conversation about race. In the second hour, Supreme Court arguments over President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a look back at the legendary career of basketball head coach Pat Summitt.
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