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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.
 
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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Meanwhile, more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
 

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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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Aug 27, 2012 — "A lot of people in this country have not realized or it does not get picked up in the polls [that] some black people can think for themselves," the one-time presidential contender said Monday. And there are more "American Black Conservatives," he said, than most people realize.
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Jul 27, 2012 — Beth Myers gave shout-outs to several of Mitt Romney's potential running mates. And then several more.
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Mar 26, 2012 — During his brief run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Herman Cain became well known for his 9-9-9 tax plan, the allegations of sexual harassment that threatened to drown out his message and his highly unusual videos. He's out with another.
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Jan 21, 2012 — Could Herman Cain's one percent of the South Carolina vote be thanks to a late-breaking endorsement by Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert?
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Jan 20, 2012 — In South Carolina, comedian Stephen Colbert and former GOP candidate Herman Cain joined forces at an event dubbed the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally."
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Dec 5, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, U.S. options in Syria, Herman Cain's decision to quit, and changing the culture of schools. In the second hour, actor John Lithgow on his new memoir, Drama, and the ethics of doctors refusing to treat unvaccinated children.
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Dec 5, 2011 — The Georgia businessman suspended his campaign on Saturday. Now, Cain's former Republican rivals are courting his support and an Atlanta TV station says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will win it.
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Dec 5, 2011 — POLITICAL JUNKIE: No one saw this coming. But why should we have? Newt Gingrich's entire career is pockmarked with the kind of problems that would normally disqualify anyone seriously considering a run for president.
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Dec 3, 2011 — The Republican businessman said "false accusations" about an alleged affair and claims of sexual harassment had taken too much of a toll on his family. He vowed to keep pressing the issues that fueled his campaign.
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Dec 3, 2011 — From the Libya brain freeze to the "smoking ad," we look back at some of the Cain campaign's most excruciating moments.
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