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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.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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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 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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Jun 2, 2014 — In coal-producing Kentucky and West Virginia, Democrats can't put enough distance between themselves and the Obama administration.
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Apr 30, 2014 — It's more than embarrassing when a Supreme Court justice makes his decision based on facts that he's gotten wrong. The court has corrected the record, but the slip has stuck among legal cognoscenti.
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Nov 15, 2013 — The draft rule would roll back the 2014 requirement for renewables from 18.15 billion gallons to between 15 billion and 15.52 billion gallons.
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Mar 4, 2013 — The president continues to fill vacancies in his cabinet that have been created by second-term departures. All three are subject to Senate confirmation.
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Feb 6, 2013 — The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is looking at the records kept about allegedly chronic polluters and whether regulators have been doing enough to enforce environmental laws.
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Dec 27, 2012 — Accused by Republicans of running an agency that issued "job-killing regulations," Jackson has faced stiff political opposition in her four years at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Nov 16, 2012 — The Environmental Protection Agency says it won't waive a law that requires much of the nation's corn to be refined into ethanol and blended into gasoline. Meat producers say this will drive up food prices, but the EPA says the "ethanol mandate" isn't at fault.
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Nov 5, 2012 — The Environmental Protection Agency says the two South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The automakers say they will reimburse customers by covering the additional fuel costs.
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Nov 17, 2011 — A listener says using the term "climate change" sounds like an Orwellian attempt to duck the consequences of "global warming." He's right that NPR and the media are saying "climate change" more, but the terms have different meanings. There is, moreover, little scientific doubt about either.
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Nov 17, 2011 — The unpublicized "finding of violation" issued against the Asarco copper smelter in Hayden, Ariz., claims the company has been emitting illegal amounts of lead, arsenic and eight other dangerous compounds for six years. Asarco disputes that.
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