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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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Jerry Sandusky

Feb 17, 2014 — The school is turning to an experienced administrator. Barron has been president of Florida State since 2010. Before that, he was a dean at Penn State. He takes over a school still recovering from the 2011 scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys.
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Sep 24, 2013 — Punished after the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, the school has since made "progress toward ensuring athletics integrity," the NCAA says. So, a limit on how many scholarships it can give to football players is being eased.
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Aug 18, 2013 — An attorney for the university says the settlement with "Victim 5" is the first of 27 that are expected to be resolved in the coming week. An attorney for "Victim 5" declined to give an exact amount for the multimillion-dollar settlement.
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May 30, 2013 — The family of late football coach Joe Paterno says it will file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania today, seeking the reversal of NCAA sanctions against Penn State that resulted from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Jan 30, 2013 — Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky 45 counts of sexual abuse of minors. The judge affirmed a 30 to 60 year sentence.
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Jan 2, 2013 — Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA is unfairly punishing Penn State students and Pennsylvania businesspeople for the crimes of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky; he alleges the athletic association didn't even follow its own disciplinary rules when it imposed the penalties.
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Oct 9, 2012 — The convicted child molester was at the center of a scandal that rocked Penn State University. A recording attributed to him was posted online Monday. The voice repeats what Sandusky has said all along — that he's innocent — and tries to shift blame.
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Aug 24, 2012 — The university reports it will exceed its enrollment goal as the fall term begins. Still, new students and their parents have some pragmatic questions about how the scandal will affect them.
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Aug 23, 2012 — Graham Spanier lost his job in the wake of the scandal over former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier says he never knew Sandusky was molesting young boys.
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Aug 15, 2012 — Dismissed because of evidence that he didn't do enough to alert authorities to a former assistant's abuse of young boys, Paterno knew he'd been ruined. "My name," he said, was "gone." Journalist Joe Posnanski's book goes on sale next week.
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