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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 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 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 10, 2014 — The iconic aluminum trailers bring back nostalgic memories. But the company is still manufacturing new trailers — and enjoying a recent surge in sales, fueled by demand for the sleek, retro style.
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May 2, 2014 — People buy travel insurance so they won't lose a lot of money if they become ill and can't travel. But for most policies, "ill" doesn't include mental illness. Some travelers discover that too late.
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Apr 11, 2014 — When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.
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Feb 13, 2014 — A 2007 fliers' revolt on Valentine's Day led to stiff fines for airlines that kept passengers waiting too long. Delays still happen, but new technology, better planning make them less inconvenient.
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Dec 2, 2013 — Well, that depends on what you're looking for. Butterflies? Singapore's Changi can't be beat. Biergarten? Try Munich's airport. Wings? Buffalo, naturally. Chocolate? Brussels is your best bet. Here's a totally unscientific list of the best places to be stuck while you're awaiting your flight.
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Nov 27, 2013 — On this busiest travel day of the year, millions trying to get somewhere in the eastern half of the U.S. will be dealing with storms.
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Sep 24, 2013 — Airbus, the second-largest aircraft-maker, says that in 20 years China will overtake the U.S. as the world's top aviation market. The estimates are similar to projections issued by Airbus' bigger rival, Boeing, earlier this year.
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Jul 20, 2013 — Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome, tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.
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Nov 15, 2012 — The airline's third major computer outage since June disrupted travel for thousands today. A couple hours after reports of the problem, United said it was getting back in the air.
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Aug 13, 2012 — Financial terms were not disclosed, but one news report said Google will pay about $23 million. The deal could allow Google to sell travel-related ads against search results that feature Frommer's.
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