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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Sen. Mitch McConnell

May 21, 2014 — While GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's strategy is to attack Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes as a tool of her national party, she's seeking to put the senator on the defensive over women's issues.
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May 20, 2014 — Sen. Mitch McConnell's large victory in Kentucky suggested that he could have a fairly unified party behind him come November.
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Mar 26, 2014 — If a politician from Iowa is going to commit a gaffe, it's probably best if it doesn't involve farmers. And in Kentucky, stay away from college basketball-related blunders.
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Jan 10, 2014 — Just as the Senate seemed to descend into another round of partisan gridlock, this time over extending emergency jobless benefits, the arrival of a surprisingly weak December jobs report raised the pressure on lawmakers to act.
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Dec 9, 2013 — If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.
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Nov 21, 2013 — By changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of a supermajority for most nominations, Democrats acted on a threat each party has aimed at the other for nearly a decade.
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Nov 1, 2013 — The Senate showdown over the first of three pending nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seems to be less about her ideology and more about President Obama's.
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Oct 29, 2013 — If Democrat turned independent Ed Marksberry is able to capture even a small percentage of the anti-Mitch McConnell vote, that could spell trouble in a red state where Democrats have little room for error.
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Oct 18, 2013 — Two days after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell helped broker a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced it will support his GOP primary election challenger in Kentucky.
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Oct 17, 2013 — What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
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