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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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Jul 29, 2014 — Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.
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Jul 28, 2014 — Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Fighting worsened at the Tripoli airport and around the country. Libya's central government admitted it is too weak to protect infrastructure or control warring militia groups.
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May 13, 2014 — Lakhdar Brahimi steps down without making any progress toward ending Syria's civil war. Brahimi took over for Kofi Annan, who resigned in 2012 after a similarly frustrating term.
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May 6, 2014 — The perennially undermanned U.N. "blue helmet" peacekeepers could get a boost from a contingent drawn from neighboring countries.
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Apr 21, 2014 — The U.N. Mission in South Sudan says it has confirmed the killings of more than 400 people who were singled out for their ethnicity after rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu.
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Apr 12, 2014 — Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.
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Apr 11, 2014 — The moves comes after Congress approved legislation aimed at denying entry to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was part of a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
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Apr 2, 2014 — Iran wants Hamid Aboutalebi as its new United Nations ambassador. He was among a group of Muslim students who 35 years ago seized American diplomats in Tehran.
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Mar 27, 2014 — In a rebuke of Moscow, the 193-member body votes to condemn Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.
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