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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.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
 

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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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Morning Edition for July 27, 2010

Jul 27, 2010 — Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis' nomination is being considered Tuesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee. He is likely to face questions about remarks he made in 2005 about killing members of the Taliban.
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Jul 27, 2010 — Ever since the capture this spring of two senior leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq, U.S. and Iraqi military commanders say the extremist group is on the wane. Despite that, the same officials worry that al-Qaida militants might be merging with other Sunni insurgent groups.
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Jul 27, 2010 — Some of the $3 billion brought in by the 2010 World Cup is helping fund community programs in Africa. But FIFA, the organization that governs world soccer, hasn't managed to deliver fully on its pledge. Despite its name, the 20 Centers for 2010 program will not be completed by the end of this year — or even 2011.
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Jul 27, 2010 — In these difficult economic times, many Americans are wary of buying items they'll use just once or twice and then store in the garage. But for those times you really need a hedge clipper or camping stove, there's NeighborGoods.net, an inventory of items your neighbors are willing to lend.
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Jul 27, 2010 — Climate change has researchers looking for what they call "hidden habitats," where they can gather critical data on some of America's most endangered native plants and insects. One good place to look: graveyards.
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Jul 27, 2010 — Congress and the Obama administration are approaching a showdown over the new F-35 joint strike fighter. The Pentagon wants the jet to use a Pratt & Whitney engine. Congress wants an optional engine from GE and Rolls Royce — and it keeps sticking money for the second engine into the Defense Department budget.
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Jul 27, 2010 — A group of nations, including the U.S., wants to invest in nuclear fusion as a source of energy. But adopting the process that fuels our sun to create power on Earth won't be easy — or cheap. On Tuesday, the group called ITER will decide whether to spend another $17 billion on a lengthy experiment.
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Jul 27, 2010 — The Concord Free Press has been publishing books and giving them away for the past two years. The Massachusetts-based publisher just asks readers to make a donation to a charity or a person in need and to chart the donation online. It also encourages readers to share the book with others.
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Jul 26, 2010 — Vacuous pop stars, a hygiene-challenged photographer and corrupt politicians all play a part in Carl Hiaasen's new satire of the industry that both makes and breaks celebrities.
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