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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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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 20, 2013 — The casual snapshots, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge's father, are a departure from the professional "first photos" taken in the past. They're another sign of the way the young royals are departing from some ways of the past.
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Jul 25, 2013 — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge broke with recent tradition with their quick announcement of Prince George's name. That got us wondering just how long parents have to name a new bundle of joy.
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Jul 23, 2013 — London bookies are taking bets. James, George and Alexander are among the favorites. Louis, Henry and Arthur are drawing interest as well. What will it be?
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Jul 22, 2013 — The Duchess of Cambridge is said to be in labor. Should the newest royal not be born until Tuesday, the baby would share a birthday with actor Daniel Radcliffe — known the world over for portraying Harry Potter in the movies.
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Jul 22, 2013 — The Duchess of Cambridge, better known to most of the world as the former Kate Middleton, has given birth to a baby boy. He weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces and is third in line for the throne.
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Jul 10, 2013 — The photographers are already camping out ahead of the expected birth this month of Britain's third in line to the throne. As we wait for that highly anticipated first photo, here's a look back at a few other babies who made a royal entrance.
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Mar 8, 2013 — Also: Marco Rubio's unusual taste in poets; journalist Nate Thayer is accused of plagiarism; and rethinking book acknowledgments.
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Feb 20, 2013 — Also: Ron Paul is writing a book; Patricia Cornwell wins a $50.9 million lawsuit; and Kelly Clarkson is not pleased.
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Feb 19, 2013 — In a speech earlier this month, author Hilary Mantel said the Duchess of Cambridge "appeared to have been designed by committee and built by craftsmen." Britain's tabloids were outraged, and even the prime minister weighed in.
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Dec 10, 2012 — Jacintha Saldanha transferred a call to another nurse. Two Australian DJs were pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and they were able to find out how the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was feeling. Saldanha's suspected suicide, though, has turned a prank into a tragedy.
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