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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 · 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.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.
 

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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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Jan 31, 2013 — You're watching the Super Bowl, and on the screen flashes a number to text a $10 donation for brain research. This hasn't happened yet, but as the big event nears, commentator Barbara J. King asks how should we react to the Super Bowl in light of the link between repetitive brain injuries and degenerative brain disease.
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Jan 23, 2013 — The NFL linebacker committed suicide last year and a study of his brain found he suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease associated with receptive injuries to the head.
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Jan 10, 2013 — Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to research by the National Institutes of Health.
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May 4, 2012 — Research could determine whether he suffered from brain disease. At least two other former players who also committed suicide recently had that problem and it's thought that injuries suffered during their careers caused the diseases.
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May 3, 2012 — The former NFL star reportedly shot himself in the chest Wednesday in California. While he did not leave a note, the medical examiner's report confirms what had been suspected.
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May 3, 2012 — The death of the former San Diego linebacker means eight members of the team that went to the Super Bowl in 1994 have now died — all before age 45.
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May 3, 2012 — Police believe the retired NFL linebacker shot himself Wednesday. But they haven't found a note. Seau did, however, send messages to some family members the day before saying "I love you."
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May 2, 2012 — He was a star linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, and also played with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Reports from California say he may have shot himself.
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