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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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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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Middle East peace process

Jul 2, 2014 — Just over a year ago, NPR's Emily Harris packed up and moved to Jerusalem. She covers Israel and the Palestinian territories, which means plenty of politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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May 25, 2011 — Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi said on April 29 that this would soon happen. Many Egyptians want to get humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Israel, though, fears the move will strengthen Hamas.
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May 20, 2011 — One day after President Obama said the U.S. wants those lines to be the basis for peace talks, the Israeli prime minister repeated his opposition. Obama said he still believes "it is possible to shape a deal."
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May 20, 2011 — Few things are dissected as carefully and debated as passionately as what a U.S. president says about the Middle East peace process. Obama's statement that the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on pre-1967 lines is getting scrutinized.
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May 13, 2011 — The former senator was appointed to the post on President Obama's second full day in office. In recent months, his work has slowed considerably because of the upheaval in Arab countries.
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