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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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Weekend Edition Sunday for February 10, 2013

Feb 10, 2013 — Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot to death just days after she and her high school band performed at inauguration events in Washington. Her death brought new attention to often-overlooked urban violence and the debate over gun violence.
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Feb 10, 2013 — In 1963 Betty Friedan published a groundbreaking work that empowered a generation of women. With World War II over, women who had been working were told to find fulfillment at home. "The moment was so pregnant and ready for an explosion," says New York Times columnist Gail Collins.
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Feb 10, 2013 — Technology is ever-present in the Jordan household. But Sue and David also want to make sure their five kids know how to relate to each other in person.
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Feb 10, 2013 — In a world of increased virtual connections, are we missing something? Weekend Edition Sunday is exploring a few of the places where technology can actually drive us apart and make real intimacy tough: in our romantic relationships, with our kids, even in the workplace.
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Feb 10, 2013 — Every few million years or so, the Earth burps up a super volcano that can erupt continuously for thousands of years. A scientist who's mapping the planet's interior has an idea about what causes these super volcanoes and when we might expect another one.
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Feb 10, 2013 — Students at New Orleans' McDonogh 35 — New Orleans' first African-American school, which now attracts kids from all over the city — march up to six miles a night to usher in the Carnival season.
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Feb 10, 2013 — Bill Stepp's performance of "Bonaparte's Retreat," captured as a Library of Congress field recording, has made its way into everyone's living rooms as the backdrop to the beef commercial declaring, "Beef, it's what's for dinner." Now, it's receiving a music industry accolade.
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Feb 10, 2013 — Every answer is a three-letter word that ends a familiar two-word phrase. You will be given the first word of the phrase. You provide the three-letter word that ends it.
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Feb 8, 2013 — Decades ago, Bloomingdale's sold goods from China to intrigued American buyers. Today, to mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the store is doing the opposite: selling goods that cater to the interests of affluent visitors from Asia.
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