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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 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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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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9/11 attacks

Jan 18, 2012 — "If I was on that plane with my kids. ... There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry,' " the actor told Men's Journal. He's now apologized.
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Dec 13, 2011 — A Dutch firm's proposal for a project in South Korea links two towers with a "cloud" of skybridges. The design reminds many of the horrific images from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The architects say they didn't see the resemblance.
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Sep 6, 2011 — As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks draws closer, we're pointing to some of the stories being told about that day and the days since.
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Sep 2, 2011 — People exposed to the cloud of contaminants that engulfed Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11 attacks were less likely to die than people who weren't exposed, according to a new study. But other research found a small boost in cancer rates among first responders, as well as elevated depression and PTSD.
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Sep 1, 2011 — "Terrorists can't change who we are," former Secretary of State Colin Powell tells NPR. Americans, he says, will only lose touch with the freedom-loving, open society we enjoy if we "take such counsel of our fears that we change who we are."
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Aug 31, 2011Foreign Policy makes the case that the rise of emerging markets, the creation of social media and other events have had stronger impacts than the terrorist attacks.
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May 3, 2011 — Michael Touhey was working at the Portland International Jetport on Sept. 11, 2001, and checked in two of the terrorists who later that day would fly a jet into a tower at New York's World Trade Center.
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Apr 4, 2011 — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will not face a civilian court in the U.S., as once was the Obama administration's intention, officials say.
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Mar 8, 2011 — As a police helicopter hovered overhead, officers captured the horrific scene. "The whole tower; it's gone," an anguished officer can be heard saying. The video has been released after a Freedom of Information Act request.
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