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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 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.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · More than 500 people may have traveled from the U.K. to Syria to fight in its civil war. Arun Rath talks to Jessica Stern, author of Terror In The Name Of God, about how it's drawing Westerners.
 

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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 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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How To Be Black

Jul 27, 2012 — SAT Analogies — This game might bring back fuzzy memories of that 800 you scored on the SAT Verbal — or horrific nightmares of showing up to the exam without a pencil. Either way, John Chaneski quizzes contestants with analogies that we hope are a little friendlier.
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Jul 27, 2012 — Don't you just love pointing out when others are wrong? In this game, contestants hear fictitious reports from actual NPR correspondents, and must identify which piece of information is inaccurate. This game is unpossible!
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Jul 27, 2012 — Here at Ask Me Another, we're a little obsessed with this hit British series, if not for the hats alone. Dowager Countess-in-training Jonathan Coulton doles out these Downton-inspired clues about famous people with "royal" names.
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Jul 27, 2012 — Jonathan Coulton quizzes contestants on the lost verses of "If You're Happy and You Know It," in which the lyrics hint to certain things. The song should really be re-titled, "If You're An Inanimate Object And You Know It." Clap your hands.
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Jul 26, 2012 — Comedian. Writer. Twitter sensation. Our V.I.P. this week may be the most media-savvy provocateur around today. Not one to sugarcoat a message, his latest book finds the sweet spot that mixes satire with a discussion of race and identity.
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Jul 26, 2012 — You guessed it—this game involves palindromes! That's a word or phrase that's spelled the same forwards as it is backwards. Puzzle guru John Chaneski helps keep our contestants from being 'drab as a fool; aloof as a bard.
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