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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 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 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 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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Aug 8, 2014 — Ordinary Chinese rejoiced when a powerful ex-security czar came under investigation. But recent remarks by President Xi Jinping hint at internal strife that challenges his anti-graft campaign.
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May 16, 2014 — Because of corruption involving medical officials, the government and middlemen, only half the people with HIV get medicine. One man lost his wife while they were both on a waiting list for treatment.
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Apr 1, 2014 — A former top general of the People's Liberation Army has been indicted for his allegedly lavish lifestyle and investigators say there's evidence of wrongdoing at key military units.
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Dec 3, 2013 — Transparency International's annual index found that the economic crisis in Europe and turmoil in Arab Spring countries contributed to increased corruption. But when it came to naming the single most corrupt country, it was a three-way tie.
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Sep 30, 2013 — A new study finds that context determines whether women are more or less likely to succumb to bribery. Commentator Tania Lombrozo looks at the research and wonders what it says about a Mexican experiment aiming to reduce corruption among traffic cops.
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Sep 1, 2013 — Jiang Jeimin, who oversees China's state-run companies, is being investigated for a "serious violation of discipline."
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Apr 24, 2013 — In what sounds like a plot from The Wire, authorities say one gang has basically been running things at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The ring leader is accused of not only running his gang from the jail, but also of having sexual relations with female guards. Twenty five people face charges.
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Apr 23, 2013 — FIFA's efforts to rehabilitate its tarnished public image were dealt twin setbacks Monday, as the Twitter account of the international soccer federation was hacked and used to send a message joking about corruption. And a member of its reform committee quit, saying their work was pointless.
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Apr 2, 2013 — The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.
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Feb 20, 2013 — The son of Rev. Jesse Jackson was accused of using $750,000 of campaign funds on personal expenses and to buy things such as a $43,000 watch and a hat once worn by Michael Jackson.
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