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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."
 
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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.
 
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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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Jan 19, 2012 — Rick Perry garnered instant front-runner status in some polls when he joined the GOP presidential race. But he slid to the back of the pack after embarrassing debate performances. All along, his bid for the nomination seemed outsize. So, too, were the expectations, which ended Thursday.
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Jan 19, 2012 — The Texas governor leaves a race he once led. He throws his support to the former House speaker. "There is no viable path forward for me," Perry told supporters this morning in South Carolina.
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Jan 12, 2012 — Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his presidential campaign in South Carolina last August, but it may soon come to an end in the same state where it started. Ben Philpott of KUT News reports on Morning Edition that Perry hopes to make a stand in the Palmetto State.
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Jan 7, 2012 — The crash-and-burn nature of the Texas governor's campaign was on display at his headquarters in Manchester. There was no one at the front desk, no volunteers making phone calls, just a landscape of largely empty offices and a stack of enormous Perry signs.
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Jan 4, 2012 — Though he said last night that he would go home to reassess his bid for the presidency — a signal that he might drop out of the race — Texas Gov. Rick Perry just tweeted that "the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State."
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Jan 4, 2012 — The Texas governor said he's returning home to determine whether there is a path forward for his Republican presidential campaign. He got 10 percent of the vote and finished fifth in the caucuses, the opening contest to pick a challenger to President Obama.
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Dec 28, 2011 — It's increasingly clear who among the six GOP candidates competing in Iowa will likely leave without a coveted win, place or show "ticket" out on Jan. 3. NPR traveled to Indianola, Iowa, to check out events for two once high-flying candidates: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
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Dec 28, 2011 — The Texas governor asked a federal court to stop Virginia from printing its March 6 GOP primary ballots while it considers a legal challenge to the ballot qualification measures, which would leave only two candidates on the official Republican ballot. Newt Gingrich also is considering action.
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Dec 15, 2011 — Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the GOP presidential race with great fanfare and immediately became a front-runner. But his candidacy quickly deflated. Now, Perry is trying to mount a comeback in Iowa, appealing to social conservatives with provocative ads and embarking on a bus tour of the state.
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Dec 14, 2011 — He believes in cutting taxes, rolling back regulations, balancing the budget and increasing domestic energy production. Here are a few other things politics watchers will tell you that you might not know about Perry.
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