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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 DNA. But it's still unclear what these 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 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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Ray LaHood

Jan 29, 2013 — As expected, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee supports the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is the latest member of the administration to announce a departure.
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Jan 23, 2013 — Ray LaHood says the FAA is in the "business of doing a top to bottom review" and they will let them finish their job. The FAA grounded all of Boeing's 787 Dreamliners to investigate their lithium batteries.
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Feb 29, 2012 — The Americans include Sam LaHood, son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The younger man runs the U.S. government-sponsored International Republican Institute in Egypt.
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Feb 8, 2012 — Authorities have shut some foreign groups, including ones run by Americans, because of what they say may be the organizations' support of protesters. Among those prevented from leaving is the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
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Jan 27, 2012 — The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been prevented from leaving the country. He and others who work for foreign groups are under suspicion of supporting anti-government protesters — a charge he says is "patently false."
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Jan 26, 2012 — Egyptian authorities' efforts to prevent organizations that promote democracy from freely working inside their country have now ensnared the son of a U.S. cabinet secretary.
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Apr 19, 2011 — The governments of some countries, including Japan and Germany, allow controllers to nap during their breaks. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that's not going to happen on his watch.
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Apr 14, 2011 — There have now been at least five incidents. The FAA has ordered changes in staffing, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says his agency "will not sleep until we can guarantee that there's good safety in the control towers."
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Mar 8, 2011 — "We believe that we got it right," Secretary Ray LaHood told NPR. "And airlines recognize it's a rule they can live with."
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