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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 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 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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Dec 19, 2013 — At the London trial of editors for the now-defunct News of the World, prosecutors played recordings of messages left by Prince William for his then-girlfriend. Editors from the tabloid are on trial for their alleged roles in the hacking scandal.
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Jul 15, 2013 — A group of good guy hackers showed us how they can listen in on phone conversations and read text messages of Verizon customers simply by using inexpensive store bought technology.
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Mar 13, 2012 — Former News Corp. International executive Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four other men are arrested a second time by British police in connection with the widening phone hacking scandal.
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Mar 7, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, a post-Super Tuesday edition of the political junkie. In the second hour, caring for aging inmates in overcrowded prisons, and protecting yourself against cell phone hackers.
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Feb 2, 2012 — The Times is Britain's oldest national newspaper. And the investigation focuses on the hacking of email accounts.
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Jul 28, 2011 — House votes on Boehner debt bill today; a British judge opens a large inquiry into the role of phone hacking in Britain; deadly bombings in Iraq kill at least 12; Tropical Storm Don headed for Texas
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Jul 18, 2011 — Congressional negotiators and President Obama talk about the debt ceiling; new developments in the British phone hacking scandal; Gen. David Petraeus transfers control in Afghanistan; and there are dangerous heat conditions in the central U.S.
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Apr 13, 2011 — British tabloid News of the World made headlines this week by apologizing for hacking people's phone mail and secretly listening to their conversations for stories.
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