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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.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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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 18, 2014 — Pateros, a town of about 650 residents in north central Washington, emptied out Thursday night as wildfires continued to grow. One resident described it as looking like "the caldron of hell."
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Jul 17, 2014 — Firefighters have yet to contain the blaze in the central part of the state. The Chiwaukum Creek Fire is burning through heavy timber and sent a plume of smoke 25,000 feet into the air.
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Jul 7, 2014 — The state's Liquor Control Board issued the first 24 marijuana retailer licenses on Monday. Washington is the second state — after Colorado — to allow the sale of recreational marijuana.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Two amateur artifact hunters have managed to raise a 900-pound anchor to the surface that they believe was lost 222 years ago by one of Capt. George Vancouver's ships.
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Apr 22, 2014 — A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."
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Apr 21, 2014 — The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says two more people have been added to the list of the dead from last month's disaster in Washington state.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Ten people are still listed as missing, officials say. According to the medical examiner's office, all of the victims recovered thus far have died of blunt force trauma.
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Apr 2, 2014 — The grim work of identifying victims continues in Washington state. Wednesday, the number of confirmed deaths was 29. Of those, 22 people had been identified. Another 20 people were missing.
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Apr 1, 2014 — Authorities on Tuesday raised the number of confirmed fatalities by three. They also said some of those on the list of the 22 people who are missing may be among eight bodies yet to be identified.
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Mar 28, 2014 — As teams continue digging through the wreckage of the small communities destroyed by the Washington state mudslide, we answer some questions about this natural phenomenon.
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