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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.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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Egypt protesters

Aug 17, 2013 — The Islamist group has been banned or repressed for much of its history. But it has operated in the gaps that successive Egyptian regimes have permitted, serving as a social, religious and political organization.
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Jul 1, 2013 — The military gave President Mohammed Morsi and anti-government protesters 48 hours to resolve their differences, failing which it would put forward its own plan for the country. On the second day of anti-government demonstrations, protesters gave Morsi their own deadline: resign by 5 p.m. Tuesday. He says he won't go.
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Dec 9, 2012 — The move came a day after President Mohammed Morsi annulled a decree that gave him sweeping new powers last month, but said he would go ahead with the Dec. 15 referendum. At a news conference Sunday, the coalition group said the draft constitution "does not represent the Egyptian people."
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Feb 11, 2011 — After weeks of protest, millions of Egyptians celebrate the country's first transition of power in 30 years.
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Feb 1, 2011 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, Egyptian protesters take to the streets but with different motivations. In our second hour, Joseph Nye and the future of power, and the new dietary guidelines.
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