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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 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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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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Dec 17, 2013 — The percentage has been steadily shrinking thanks to rising home prices, but the highest percentage of underwater mortgages can still be found in a handful of states hardest hit by the housing crisis.
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Sep 26, 2012 — The housing market is recovering — very slowly.
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Feb 24, 2012 — But they were still up from a year earlier. And late-2011 estimates have been revised upward. So the news appears to add to signs that the housing sector is stabilizing.
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Oct 24, 2011 — An advantage of being the incumbent in the Oval Office seeking re-election was readily evident Monday in President Obama's roll-out of his administration's latest effort to help struggling homeowners. The president's executive power allows him to actually put into effect real changes as opposed to merely proposing them which is pretty much all the Republican presidential candidates can do.
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Jun 9, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, changing attitudes in practicing safe sex, and the latest developments in Syria. In the second hour, a housing market update that looks at why Americans aren't buying homes, and the re-trial of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
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