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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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Mar 9, 2014 — The Conservative Political Action Conference made Sen. Rand Paul its top choice Saturday, less than two years before primary voting begins for the 2016 election.
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Mar 6, 2014 — Opening day at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracted some of the biggest names in GOP politics. It also featured some young conservatives bent on having some fun with politics.
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Mar 6, 2014 — As the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference gets underway, one of the major questions hanging over the event is this: how much clout does the Tea Party still have?
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Mar 17, 2013 — As independent financing and filmmaking becomes more accessible, conservatives are turning to movies to get their message out to a larger, younger audience. It's an attempt to get the conservative story out to a broader demographic.
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Mar 16, 2013 — At their annual conference, conservative activists chose the Kentucky senator as their pick to be the next Republican presidential nominee. The vote came ahead of the keynote speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a rising star in the GOP.
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Mar 15, 2013 — In his first major speech since he lost the presidential election, Mitt Romney got the kind of heady reaction he drew from the party faithful in those days after he roundly beat President Obama in the first debate.
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Mar 14, 2013 — This annual gathering of conservatives is the first since President Obama thwarted Republican efforts to retake the White House, a defeat of Mitt Romney that many in the GOP didn't see coming. And while there will be some backward glances, the conference is mostly about finding the way forward.
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Mar 4, 2013 — Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, is immensely popular, an apparent shoo-in for a second term this year. But his decision to take Obamacare money and federal relief help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy cost him an invitation to speak at a key conservative conference this month.
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Feb 13, 2012 — The new week starts essentially where the old one ended. Santorum continues to lay claim to an important part of the Republican Party as Gingrich recedes and Romney struggles to recapture the aura of inevitability he and his campaign have counted on carrying them to the nomination.
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Feb 13, 2012 — Conventional wisdom says the presidential election will be decided on the state of the economy. But, as recent controversies attest, don't be surprised if the culture wars — battles over abortion, contraception and same-sex marriage — also play a role.
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