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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Weekend Edition Saturday for February 16, 2013

Feb 16, 2013 — President Obama was in Chicago on Friday to address the scourge of gun violence that's plaguing that city and so many other parts of the country. It was one of several trips the president made this week to promote his second-term agenda.
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Feb 16, 2013Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin about the prospects for gun control legislation. The Illinois Democrat chaired a Senate hearing on the issue of gun violence, but the congressional debate remains contentious.
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Feb 16, 2013 — State officials in Illinois want to conduct DNA tests on the top hat on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to see if he ever really wore it. Museum officials think the idea is worse than bad.
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Feb 16, 2013 — In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for Congress to raise the minimum wage. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with David Leonhardt, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, about the political prospects for such a plan.
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Feb 16, 2013Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon considers all the attention Sen. Mark Rubio received, not for his comments on President Obama's State of the Union address, but for the water the Florida senator drank while delivering his remarks.
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Feb 16, 2013 — As President Obama continues to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan, some Afghans say they are going to need his help now more than ever. Human rights activists are worried that the government in Afghanistan may be too weak to deal with dramatic changes expected in the next year: the drawdown of U.S. troops, efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and elections.
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Feb 16, 2013 — Tracy Johnson lost her wife to war, but she didn't lose her family.
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Feb 16, 2013 — Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation this week. He gave the announcement in Latin, but who still understands the language? Apparently there are more than 50,000 people in Finland who do. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Finnish radio broadcaster Tuomo Pekkanen about his Latin radio show.
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Feb 16, 2013 — The political drama Argo is based on the real story of a CIA-planned rescue in revolutionary Iran. Experts say it gets most of the story right — but two men who were actually there say the end of the story was more complicated than Hollywood might think.
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Feb 13, 2013 — Michael Hainey was 6 years old when he was told his father had died after "visiting friends." As he grew up, he began to suspect that the phrase was a euphemism.
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