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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.
 
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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 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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Indians of South America

Aug 2, 2012 — Scott Wallace glimpses a remote Amazon tribe while Catherine Salmon and Katrin Schumann reveal the strengths of middle children, and Julie Salamon reconsiders playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
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Nov 26, 2011 — In his book The Unconquered, journalist Scott Wallace goes deep into the Amazon rain forest to learn about a group that has never come into contact with modern civilization.
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Jun 18, 2008 — Richard Evans Schultes visited uncharted lands in search of science and came back with art. His photographs, now on display at the Smithsonian, offer hypnotic insights into the birth of ethnobotany.
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Jun 14, 2006 — Environmentalist William Powers' new book is Whispering in the Giant's Ear: A Frontline Chronicle From Bolivia's War on Globalization. Powers is also the author of Blue Clay People, about Liberia. He has worked for over a decade in development aid in Latin America, Africa and Washington DC.
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