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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 rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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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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2016 Presidential Race

Aug 21, 2014 — The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Hillary Clinton's book tour is over, and so is the debate over whether she'll make a 2016 presidential bid. Still, her official decision is months away — time she needs to polish her talking points.
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Jul 19, 2014 — At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.
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May 9, 2014 — If there are other Herman Cains and Michele Bachmanns out there with 2016 presidential hopes, new RNC rules may make it harder for them to go from "who?" to Republican presidential contenders.
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Feb 7, 2014 — "That doesn't mean I'm the only guy that can do it," the vice president tells CNN. "But if no one else, I think, can, and I think I can, then I'd run." He's far behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a recent poll of Democrats. Biden said he'll decide by summer 2015.
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Dec 30, 2013 — With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: a June convention.
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Nov 30, 2013 — It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Already, there's a vigorous debate about whether the newly re-elected New Jersey governor is the GOP's best chance for regaining the White House. In early-voting states, many conservatives look at Christie with suspicion.
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Feb 1, 2013 — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appears to have reversed his views on an earned path to citizenship, which in a Tea Party-backed 2010 campaign he called "code for amnesty." Some critics say the young Cuban-American lawmaker seems to be looking ahead to 2016 and a possible White House bid.
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Feb 1, 2013 — The secretary of state ends her tenure Friday as a respected national figure with sky-high approval ratings. "I don't see myself getting back into politics," she says. But that hasn't slowed speculation about a 2016 presidential bid.
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