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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 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Meanwhile, more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
 

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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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Participation Nation

Sep 1, 2012 — In our monthlong blog that ended Aug. 31, we collected stories of people working together to make the world a better, safer, greener and greater place to live.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Sound Art is a mobile music program that teaches children how to play instruments and create music.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Athletes in Tandem matches athletes and people who are ill or disabled so the pairs can have adventures.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Helping Hats, run by a 13-year-old, raises money for charities in the community.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Peggy Ivie teaches merengue, waltz and East Coast swing at the Tennessee School for the Blind.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The Albany Bicycle Coalition repairs trashed bikes and donates them to local organizations for kids.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The equine community here pledged to donate some of their hay to help each other keep their horses fed during droughts and other downturns.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Read Aloud Delaware makes sure that preschool children are regularly read to one-on-one.
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Aug 31, 2012 — New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
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