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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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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Sesame Street

Jun 28, 2013 — Bert and Ernie — yes, Sesame Street's Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.
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May 6, 2013 — Created by a Dutch artist, it's floating in Victoria Harbor for the month of May. See if the same song pops into your head as popped into ours.
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Nov 13, 2012 — The man said that he and Kevin Clash had a sexual relationship, but it was between consenting adults.
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Nov 12, 2012 — Sesame Street Workshop says Kevin Clash denies a young man's accusation that they had an improper relationship. The organization also says it investigated and concluded the allegation is "unsubstantiated." But Clash exercised poor judgment and violated the organization's policy on Internet usage.
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Oct 5, 2012 — The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
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Oct 4, 2011 — It's no surprise that Sesame Street is tackling a tough issue. It's been doing that from the start in 1969. Just in the last year, the show has featured a story line where a parent loses a job, and another on parent death.
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Oct 2, 2011 — He has led Sesame Workshop for a dozen years. NPR launched the search for a new CEO and president last March, after Vivian Schiller departed following controversies that led the board to conclude she couldn't effectively lead the organization.
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Jun 29, 2010 — Big Bird's one of Sesame Street's most beloved characters. But what the heck kind of bird is he? Biologist Mike Dickison has figured it out.
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Dec 22, 2009 — Two remarkable people have died in the past week. Remembering Alaina Reed-Amini and Kim Peek.
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Nov 12, 2009Sesame Street confronts the death of Mr. Hooper — head on.
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