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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 · 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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Saturn

Jun 24, 2014 — Here are a couple of amazing videos showing what the Earth's sky would look like if some of the solar system's most familiar bodies orbited our planet at close range.
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Jun 23, 2014 — On Titan, summer is almost three years away. But in a dark, placid ocean of natural gas, scientists have spotted something that could be the first inkling of springtime.
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Apr 15, 2014 — The Cassini spacecraft spotted a disturbance in the sixth planet's outermost main ring that is thought to be caused by a tiny moon.
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Apr 4, 2014 — There's a large body of liquid water under the moon's south pole, according to new research. Perhaps most exciting to scientists is that where there's liquid water, there just might be life.
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Dec 27, 2013 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft focused on one of the planet's poles, and produced an image that resembles a hand-painted Christmas ornament. There's also a new photo of Saturn's largest moons that makes it appear they're stacked on top of each other.
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Jul 22, 2013 — In a stunning photograph taken by the NASA spacecraft, Earth is seen alongside Saturn's rings. It's a photograph reminiscent of the image taken in 1990 by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft.
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Jul 19, 2013 — The Cassini spacecraft that's studying Saturn is turning its camera back toward home on Friday. Earth should appear as a tiny blue dot. Saturday, another spacecraft that's orbiting Mercury will also snap photos of Earth.
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Apr 29, 2013 — NASA is calling it "The Rose." By any other name, it's a mammoth storm on Saturn, spanning an estimated 1,250 miles with winds swirling at hundreds of miles per hour. The "false-color" image is among the first batch of high-resolution pictures of Saturn's north pole.
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Dec 18, 2012 — Sub-surface water oceans and surface seas of liquid methane. The solar system just outside our doorstep is rich with possibilities. It's a voyage that astronaut-sailors will, one day, embark upon.
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May 1, 2012 — New results from Cassini showing kilometer sized objects punching through the rings of the gas giant.
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