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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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Aug 14, 2014 — Rob Manfred, a labor lawyer who has worked for the league for 16 years, beat out Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. Current commissioner Bud Selig says he'll retire in January.
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Aug 3, 2014 — Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.
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Jul 16, 2014 — This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers the war's unlikely impact on American sports.
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Jul 14, 2014 — A stirring tribute ad shows celebrities, fans and rivals giving a nod to the New York Yankees shortstop, who is retiring at the end of this season.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Tampa Bay's Matt Joyce hit a ball that caromed off the batting cage — and back into the pitching machine. The ball was quickly fired right back at the surprised outfielder.
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Jun 19, 2014 — The no-hitters just keep coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In less than a month, the team's pitchers have thrown two games without giving up a hit.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Gwynn, known as "Mr. Padre," flirted with a .400 batting average in 1994. Over his career, he earned eight National League batting titles and had 3,141 hits. He was 54.
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Jun 5, 2014 — His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Baseball is mourning Don Zimmer today, remembering a man who loved the game that loved him back.
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Mar 31, 2014 — An instant replay showed the first base umpire was wrong when he called Ryan Braun safe. The Braves' challenge was the first successful one under baseball's extended replay rules.
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Mar 29, 2014 — The latest expression of over-the-top stadium food is a $25 bat-shaped corn dog packed with cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeņos. Its creator says he's game for some competition between teams.
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