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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 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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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Sep 7, 2013 — The Liberal-National coalition secured enough support to name Tony Abbott Australia's new prime minister, in an election that ends six years of Labor rule.
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Jun 26, 2013 — Australia is changing prime ministers, and both the outgoing and incoming leader are from the same party. In the country's rough-and-tumble politics, Julia Gillard has lost her job to Kevin Rudd in the same manner that she captured the post three years ago.
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Jun 26, 2013 — Gillard was Australia's first female prime minister. She said her gender doesn't explain everything, but it "doesn't explain nothing."
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Dec 6, 2012 — Prime Minister Julia Gillard helped a radio show plug its "end of the world" special by solemnly saying that the Mayans were right. Oh, those wacky Aussies. See the video.
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Oct 9, 2012 — When she rose to address the opposition leader this week, Australia's leader tore into him.
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Mar 29, 2011 — India and Pakistan discuss terror plot; Ivory Coast fighting; Australian prime minister email breached; Harry and David are bankrupt
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