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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 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about NATO and EU options for confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · More than 500 people may have traveled from the U.K. to Syria to fight in its civil war. Arun Rath talks to Jessica Stern, author of Terror In The Name Of God, about how it's drawing Westerners.
 

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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 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 19, 2014 — At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.
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Apr 22, 2014 — In Ukraine on Tuesday, the vice president also said "it's time for Russia to stop talking and start acting" to help resolve the crisis there.
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Dec 4, 2013 — A closed-door session between Vice President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping that had been scheduled for 45 minutes stretched to two hours.
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Oct 4, 2013 — President Obama sought to turn an "impromptu" lunchtime stroll into a chance to neutralize a damaging shutdown quote from an administration official.
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Oct 4, 2013 — As Republicans and Democrats continue to argue, their positions appear to remain fixed. Looking to put pressure on the administration, the House speaker got emotional Friday morning at a news conference. President Obama responded Boehner can end the shutdown quickly.
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Aug 29, 2013 — The two orders would stop private individuals from importing U.S.-made military surplus weapons from abroad and close a loophole that allows some felons to skirt background checks.
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Jul 29, 2013 — President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Monday for a private lunch that immediately sparked speculation about what it means for the 2016 presidential race.
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Feb 2, 2013 — The vice president says if Iranian leaders are serious and have an agenda for discussion, the U.S. is open to direct negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.
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Oct 12, 2012 — With guns blazing, Martha Raddatz took over the reins of Thursday's vice presidential debate and never let go. While Vice President Biden and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan engaged in an intense face-off, Raddatz kept the debate moving, ultimately becoming the one uncontested winner of the evening.
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Oct 11, 2012 — Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, faced off tonight in their only debate before the Nov. 6 election.
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