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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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May 13, 2014 — OR-7, as he is known, traveled from northeast Oregon all the way to California for years in search of a new home and a chance for a mate. Now, biologists say, he may have found a mate.
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Jan 24, 2013 — Most dogs will eat just about anything. But, that wasn't always the case. The domestic dog's ancestor, the gray wolf, only ate meat. And a new report suggests hanging out with humans — and our garbage — may have helped them evolve to digest a wide range of foods.
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Dec 8, 2012 — A radio-collared wolf, well-known to scientists and tourists, has been killed outside Yellowstone National Park. Commentator Barbara J. King points to the larger controversy of which this latest wolf death is a part.
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May 31, 2012 — At Yellowstone National Park, the Earth growls, wolves prowl, bison roam and it's possible to go stand in a volcano's crater. Science bursts to life in Yellowstone. So how do we we tap Yellowstone's wonders to turn kids on to science?
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Apr 19, 2012 — Do novelists have a responsibility to ensure that the science used in their books is credible? Commentator Barbara J. King considers how Jodi Picoult characterizes wolves in her new novel — and why wolf scientists find fault with it.
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