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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Jul 30, 2014 — The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.
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Jul 28, 2014 — Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.
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Apr 30, 2014 — First-quarter GDP fell to just 0.1 percent, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which blamed much of the slowing on weather-related factors.
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Mar 27, 2014 — The news about both last quarter and last week is positive. Fewer people signed up for unemployment insurance last week, and consumer spending was stronger than previously thought in late 2013.
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Feb 28, 2014 — Consumer spending wasn't as strong in the fourth quarter as first estimated. So, it's now thought that GDP grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate, not the earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
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Jan 30, 2014 — The nation's gross domestic product grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate, according to a preliminary estimate. That's solid growth and follows an even stronger third quarter. But claims for unemployment insurance rose last week.
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Dec 20, 2013 — Growth was stronger than thought in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. It now estimates that gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate. That's the best pace since late 2011.
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Dec 5, 2013 — U.S. real gross domestic product rose from a 2.5 percent gain in the second quarter. And the number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell to 298,000 last week.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Economists thought the government would say the economy slowed. But the initial estimate shows a slight pickup from the 2.5 percent pace of the second quarter.
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Oct 17, 2013 — Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
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