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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 30, 2014 | NPR · Latest news from Novoazovsk, Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are defending the port city from what they say is a Russian invasion. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson from Novoazovsk.
 

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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 26, 2014 — Also: Barnes & Noble splitting in two; a new Judy Blume novel is coming out next year.
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Oct 23, 2013 — Also: Shakespeare manuscripts going digital; authors protest standardized testing; and "The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors."
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Oct 2, 2013 — Also: The Peruvian "Lucha Libro" competition; Elizabeth Gilbert on literary snobbery; and what the Greek poet Cavafy has to tell us about political gridlock.
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Jul 11, 2013 — Also: a literary history of silly walks; Judy Blume on why Margaret will always be an A cup; Oliver Sacks on hallucinations.
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Jun 17, 2013 — Also: Judy Blume gets her own holiday; Michael Chabon considers the superhero costume; the best books coming out this week.
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Nov 28, 2011 — In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation: Thirty years after he was declared not guilty by reason of insanity, John Hinckley Jr. may go free. Plus, the Opinion Page. In today's second hour, children's author Judy Blume and more cracks in the U.S. - Pakistan relationship.
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