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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 DNA. But it's still unclear what these 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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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Weekend Edition Saturday for September 29, 2012

Sep 29, 2012 — "What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?" is one of the great persisting questions of the past generation. The latest tip has lead to a spot under a driveway outside Detroit, in the long search for the former teamster union head.
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Sep 29, 2012 — In the days when over-the-counter drugs weren't so tamper-proof, seven people died taking poisoned Tylenol. Packaging has tightened up since then, and today, the way Johnson & Johnson handled the situation is still considered textbook crisis management.
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Sep 29, 2012 — Once the sustenance of humble fishermen, the famous Marseille fish stew has become one pricey dish. It involves a two-part meal, starting with a basic broth made from shellfish and small fish, and incorporating four to six high-quality larger fish, plus exotic seasonings.
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Sep 29, 2012 — The Jersey boy also spoke to Scott Simon about his group's early names and his friend Joe Pesci.
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Sep 29, 2012 — Conductor Marian Alsop muses on her mentor's most religious symphony, a work that raises more questions than it answers.
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Sep 29, 2012 — The new trove of recordings covers everything from the Cold War to civil rights to Vietnam to the U.S. ice hockey team. Listening In, a new book and CD set, includes more than 260 hours of transcribed conversations and 2.5 hours of audio from inside the Kennedy White House.
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Sep 29, 2012 — Incumbent Jim Matheson is the state's only Democratic congressman and faces a tough battle for a seventh term. His rival is Mia Love, who if elected would become the first black Republican female member of Congress.
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Sep 29, 2012 — County Sheriff Lee Baca faces what may be the toughest fight of his 14-year political career. A scathing report issued Friday includes accusations of misconduct in his jails, such as deputies beating inmates, cover-ups and a persistent culture of violence.
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Sep 29, 2012 — The government is set to present a new austerity budget Monday to its troika of lenders. Greeks, meanwhile, are getting desperate in the fifth year of a deep recession. Some struggle to make ends meet for their families, and others rally in protest against the cuts.
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