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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.
 
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August 30, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about NATO and EU options for confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.
 
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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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Mar 27, 2014 — A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.
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Jan 15, 2014 — The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.
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Jan 9, 2014 — The New Jersey governor and potential 2016 GOP presidential contender says he was lied to by a top aide, whom he now has fired, about a dirty trick. Aides sought to punish a Democratic mayor by causing traffic problems in his city. Christie reportedly visited the mayor Thursday afternoon.
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Jan 8, 2014 — The New Jersey governor has said neither he nor his staff were involved in the closing of some key lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge into New York. Democrats have said the governor's office may have been trying to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for not supporting Christie's re-election bid.
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Nov 5, 2013 — The big news is expected to be from the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia. Other races to watch include mayoral contests in New York, Boston, Detroit and Minneapolis. Also, many states and localities have ballot initiatives — including whether the Astrodome should be torn down.
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Jun 13, 2013 — Double entendres, weight jokes and 2016 references were aplenty when the Republican governor got funny with NBC's late night guy. President Obama did the same thing when he slow jammed with Jimmy last year.
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Jun 6, 2013 — Jeffrey Chiesa will fill the seat vacated by the death this week of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Chiesa will not be a candidate in the state's Oct. 16 special election.
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Jun 4, 2013 — Lautenberg, a Democrat, died on Monday. New Jersey's Republican governor says his state's voters should determine who will be the senator's successor. Christie will only name someone to serve in the interim.
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May 24, 2013 — Hurricane Sandy devastated the state's coast last fall. But along 80 percent of New Jersey's shore this summer, "you won't notice any difference," says Gov. Chris Christie. He wants tourists to know that.
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Oct 3, 2011 — President Obama is seen as more vulnerable than ever, but some Republicans are still not satisfied with their choices for 2012. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is the subject of the latest draft effort, but his mixed record won't please everyone in the party.
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