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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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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Spiritual life

Jan 16, 2012 — January can be a hard time: It's cold, dark and you're still recovering from the holidays. If this month has you feeling a little down, author Kelly McGonigal has you covered. She recommends three books that will help you remember to let yourself off the hook.
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Jun 15, 2011 — Few know more about the art of travel than acclaimed writers Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer, who have a combined six decades of experience chronicling their adventures around the world. Theroux and Iyer share their tips for being a traveler rather than a tourist.
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Sep 29, 2009 — The author of The Time Traveler's Wife says she has always been attracted to themes of death and dying. Audrey Niffenegger's new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, features identical twin sisters living in a haunted London flat.
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Mar 11, 2008 — For more than 20 years Susan Taylor has personified the spirit of Essence magazine. She shares her thoughts and life with millions of readers each month in her column, "In the Spirit." Her new book expands on some of the best writings. It's called All About Love: Favorite Selections from In the Spirit of Living Fearlessly.
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Aug 28, 2006 — In the world of specialty farming, biodynamic agriculture goes beyond organic in its arcane rules. The basics are that a good grape begins in the compost heap. A growing number of California wineries have joined this international discipline — and they're producing critically acclaimed wines.
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Nov 10, 2005 — B.K.S Iyengar is considered the world's greatest living yoga master, and at the age of 87, he can still stand on his head and hold a conversation at the same time. His new book charts his personal journey to mental and physical well-being.
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Mar 17, 2005 — Teenagers test their bodies, their minds, and their spiritual sides. A new book reports that a majority of teens say religion plays an important role in their lives, though few can articulate just what it is they believe. We discuss teens and religion.
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