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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 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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Aug 29, 2014 — Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.
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Aug 29, 2014 — The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.
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Aug 29, 2014 — NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses her reporting on Americans who have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.
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Aug 29, 2014 — The video also shows several men said to be captured Kurdish fighters. The Kurds are trying to stave off the advance of ISIS.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Take a deep breath, in black & white. Alice Boman's fragile singing, mixed with ethereal images from the Swedish countryside, make for a small, laptop vacation.
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Aug 29, 2014 — At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some scandalous details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Sean Hurley of New Hampshire Public Radio went along on an annual bird count to find out how the loons are doing.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Thayne Jasperson channels his canine side to play Porthos, the family dog, in the play at the American Repertory Theater.
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