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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 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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May 19, 2014 — A storm chaser caught the formation of an extreme thunderstorm in Wyoming. It looks like it's out of a science-fiction movie.
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Apr 28, 2014 — Severe damage was reported in Tupelo, Miss., where the mayor said homes and business were destroyed. The severe weather is expected to continue through the night.
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Mar 11, 2014 — The long, cold winter did its best, but the ice cover on the lakes appears to have begun breaking up. So they likely won't touch a recorded record set in 1979.
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Mar 4, 2014 — Spring hasn't exactly sprung. But for what seems like the first time in forever, forecasters aren't issuing any warnings about severe weather anywhere in the nation.
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Mar 3, 2014 — After drenching drought-stricken California, the weather system is affecting millions of people from Oklahoma to the Mid-Atlantic. It's another swipe from Old Man Winter.
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Feb 18, 2014 — Weeks of frigid temperatures and snowstorms will give way to warmer weather this week. But first, there's one more round of snow coming through. It's expected to be accompanied by thunder and lightning.
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Feb 14, 2014 — When New York's mayor decided not to close schools Thursday even though a winter storm was bearing down on the city, NBC's meteorologist took to Twitter. Roker cracked that the long-range forecast for de Blasio is "1 term." He's apologized for that line, but not for criticizing the mayor's decision.
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Feb 14, 2014 — The storm that has caused havoc from Texas to New England is due to move out to sea Friday. But it's still winter: At least a little more snow is expected in many parts of the Northeast over the weekend.
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Feb 13, 2014 — A 2007 fliers' revolt on Valentine's Day led to stiff fines for airlines that kept passengers waiting too long. Delays still happen, but new technology, better planning make them less inconvenient.
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Feb 13, 2014 — The more red you see on FlightAware.com's graphic, the worse it is for air travelers. The snow and ice storm that's moving up the East Coast has forced airlines to cancel or delay thousands of flights.
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