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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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Nov 6, 2013 — Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.
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Aug 16, 2013 — GiveDirectly is a charity that just gives money to poor people — no strings attached.
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Jun 4, 2013 — One of the proposals put forward by the president aims to address an issue we discussed in our recent story about patent litigation. The president wants to make it easier for companies being sued to find the real owner or "ultimate parent entity" of a patent.
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Jun 4, 2013 — In 2011, a company called Oasis Research sued more than a dozen tech companies it said were violating its patent for online data backup. Now that the litigation has ended, we get a rare look inside the world of patent lawsuits and find out just how much money was at stake.
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May 31, 2013 — Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.
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Mar 22, 2013 — The story of federal disability programs — who goes on them, and why, and what happens after that — is, to a large extent, the story of the U.S. economy.
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Jan 4, 2013 — What happened when a poor country took a small part of its territory and said: Here, we're going to start from scratch.
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Nov 19, 2012 — An attorney who profited from a scheme involving the terminally ill has pleaded guilty to identity theft and wire fraud.
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Oct 19, 2012 — A robber baron who spent his billions on finger paint and changing tables. Decades-long studies that found preschool made a huge difference in the lives of poor children. And a Nobel prize-winning economist.
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Mar 30, 2012We imagine lobbyists stalking the halls of Congress, trying to influence lawmakers with cash. But often, it's the other way around: Members of Congress stalk lobbyists, looking for contributions.
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