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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 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.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
 

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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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Helen Oyeyemi

Mar 9, 2014 — Things are not what they seem in Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, set in 1950s New England. The book places Snow White in a particular historical context, exploring beauty, envy and identity.
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Mar 7, 2014 — With the release of her fifth novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi is growing out of the literary wunderkind label and into something richer and stranger. Annalisa Quinn has a profile.
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Sep 27, 2011 — Reality and fantasy masterfully collide in Helen Oyeyemi's folklore-filled fourth novel. St. John Fox, a 1930s-era English writer, is locked in a love triangle with his wife, Daphne, and an imaginary muse named Mary Foxe, who comes off the page to haunt, help and entertain.
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Aug 24, 2005 — In her first book, 20-year-old Helen Oyeyemi weaves a lyrical tale of ghosts, twins and growing up between cultures and colors. The young novelist has transformed the tales told to her as a child into an international bestseller.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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