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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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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Feb 12, 2013 — Stations in at least two states had their emergency broadcast systems broken into. "Bodies of the dead" were said to be rising from their graves. Funny? Dangerous? Both?
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Jan 23, 2013 — The Notre Dame football star tells Katie Couric he was the victim of a hoax. But he also admits he perpetuated the myth about a dead girlfriend after discovering she had never been real. "Put yourself in my situation," he says. "What would you do?"
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Jan 21, 2013 — The Notre Dame football player, who says he didn't take part in a hoax about someone he said was his girlfriend, is giving his first on camera interview to Couric. It will be broadcast on Thursday.
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Jan 18, 2013 — Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o's story of a girlfriend who died last September broke his fan's hearts. This week, he said she never existed and that he had been duped into believing the woman he was having an "online relationship" with was real. But many questions and contradictions remain.
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Jan 17, 2013 — Notre Dame says its football star was the victim of an elaborate hoax and that he never actually met the "girlfriend" who supposedly died last year. But an Indiana newspaper says it has a recording of an earlier interview with Te'o's parents in which they talked about how their son met the woman.
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Jan 16, 2013 — Manti Te'o, who nearly won the Heisman Trophy, is at the center of what Deadspin calls a "hoax," in which the story of lost love was created to bolster his personal myth. The site is questioning the existence of a girl Te'o has said inspired him to new heights. He has not yet responded to the story; we'll update this post with any new information as it emerges.
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Dec 13, 2012 — Jacintha Saldanha was found dead last week. She answered the phone when two Australian radio hosts called a London hospital. They pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and got another nurse to divulge details about the Dutchess of Cambridge. The hoax was a huge embarrassment.
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Dec 10, 2012 — Jacintha Saldanha transferred a call to another nurse. Two Australian DJs were pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and they were able to find out how the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was feeling. Saldanha's suspected suicide, though, has turned a prank into a tragedy.
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Sep 7, 2012 — You can't make this stuff up. After being falsely accused of bringing an explosive on board a plane, a man is arrested on an outstanding warrant. On his birthday. But the guy who allegedly made the false report may be in more trouble.
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Jun 18, 2012 — A letter to the editor is getting buzz for its call to replace the buckeye as Ohio's honored tree. The satirist who wrote it is enjoying the attention.
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