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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's sparked a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to journalist Shane Harris about his Foreign Policy story on "Lady al-Qaida," Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani-born woman was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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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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