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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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Apr 25, 2014 — Sean King and Michelle Maxwell investigate a fallen soldier who may not actually be dead. King and Maxwell appear at No. 11.
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Mar 18, 2010 — Until his arrest in 2004, nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan — the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb — ran a vast smuggling network that sent nuclear materiel to Iran and Libya. In his book Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America's Enemies, weapons expert David Albright explains how Khan's network continues to threaten global security.
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Jan 11, 2008 — Foreign policy experts Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen got their starts in the Clinton administration. In The Next American Century, they lay out some dos and don'ts for America moving forward. Michele Norris talks with the authors about their book.
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Dec 6, 2007 — A new National Intelligence Estimate concludes that Iran halted a secret nuclear weapons program four years ago. The story of how Iran's program got started is one of the subjects addressed in a new book, Nuclear Jihadist.
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Jul 11, 2007 — Journalists Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun co-wrote a new book about Russian arms dealer Victor Bout, who's armed Islamic extremists and sold weapons to some of the Third World's most abusive and murderous dictators and warlords. And he's known for fueling both sides of conflicts.
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Oct 13, 2006 — Could North Korea be planning to sell its nuclear bomb technology? Gordon Corera, security correspondent for BBC News, talks with Alex Chadwick about the Stalinist nation's record on weapons proliferation.
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Sep 11, 2006 — Gordon Corera, security correspondent for the BBC, warns in his new book that we may be entering a new era of accelerated weapons proliferation. In Shopping for Bombs, Corera writes about the challenges of halting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and about A.Q. Khan, the man described by a former CIA director as at least as dangerous as Osama bin Laden.
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Oct 26, 2005 — Thomas P.M. Barnett has a new book out. Blueprint for Action follows Barnett's best-selling book The Pentagon's New Map. Both books offer Barnett's view on global security issues and strategies.
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