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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 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 3, 2014 — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.
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May 5, 2014 — The U.S. Geological Survey and its state counterpart issued a joint statement saying magnitude-3.0 temblors had increased by 50 percent since October.
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Apr 2, 2014 — Early reports indicate at least six people were killed, but that a major disaster may have been avoided. The temblor did generate a tsunami, but the waves apparently did not cause extensive damage.
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Apr 1, 2014 — The United States Geological Survey says the quake measured 8.2. Chile ordered an evacuation of its coastal areas.
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Mar 17, 2014 — When the 4.4-magnitude temblor struck Monday morning, KTLA-TV anchors Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson were live on the air. They did what the experts recommend: "Drop, cover and hold on."
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Jan 24, 2014 — The fault that sparked a series of magnitude 7 earthquakes in 1811-12 had been thought dead, but the latest research suggests the region is still alive and kicking.
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Jan 20, 2014 — The giant bird was being used to promote The Hobbit film trilogy, which was shot in the Pacific nation. Authorities say no one was hurt when it came crashing down during a 6.3-magnitude temblor.
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Sep 25, 2013 — The death toll from Tuesday's temblor in southern Pakistan may go even higher, authorities warn. Meanwhile, it appears that a "mud volcano" triggered by the quake has created an island. That's happened there before and it's likely the small land mass will slide back into the sea at some point.
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Sep 24, 2013 — The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck the southern part of the country. Although there are reports of deaths, it could be several days before the full extent of any damage and destruction is known.
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Sep 3, 2013 — A powerful earthquake completely flooded their village in 2008 — but thanks to a steep drop in the water level, former residents of Xuanping are returning to look at homes, businesses, and their old school.
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