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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 · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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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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May 1, 2014 — A fight over patents is unfolding between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom. But a case before the Supreme Court could change the concept of intellectual property in information technology.
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Nov 26, 2013 — Online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on Web encryption, as a Texas jury orders the company to pay damages to the company TQP Development. Newegg says it will appeal the verdict, which came despite several encryption experts' testimony on its behalf.
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May 13, 2013 — An Indiana farmer bought soybeans that he knew likely included some with genetic modifications developed by Monsanto. The agribusiness giant sued because it controls the patent on such soybeans. The Supreme Court says the farmer infringed on Monsanto's legal rights.
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Apr 15, 2013 — Same-sex marriage got huge headlines at the Supreme Court last month, but in the world of science and medicine, the case being argued on Monday is far more important. The lawsuit deals with a truly 21st century issue that in some cases can pit drugmakers against patients.
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Apr 1, 2013 — Novartis lost its bid to patent one of its cancer drugs. Indian authorities say the drug is too much like an earlier version. Novartis says the ruling may dampen drug companies' willingness to work in India. Others say the ruling will help make less expensive drugs available to the world's poor.
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Oct 23, 2012 — On today's show, we talk with a Stanford law professor about the problems with software patents — and how to fix the system.
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Sep 12, 2012 — A lawsuit over $98 Lululemon yoga pants feels sort of ridiculous its face. But the case is actually a big deal.
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Sep 10, 2012 — Industrial designers are conflicted over the impact a jury's decision that Samsung infringed on many of Apple's mobile phone patents. Some say it might cramp creativity. Others say it will free them from having to make designs that look just like Apple's.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Hanging out with meat inventors, cutting up chickens, and thinking about patents and innovation.
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Aug 30, 2012 — A meat inventor demonstrates U.S. patent 5,346,711. Invented in a converted garage, now available at a Popeye's near you.
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