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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 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Meanwhile, more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
 

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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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Secretary of State John Kerry

Aug 16, 2014Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.
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Aug 8, 2014 — The two men, who agreed to cooperate on forming a new, national unity government, made the announcement after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Jul 29, 2014 — Obama said further sanctions against Russia's defense, banking and energy sectors were "closely coordinated" with action taken by European allies.
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Jul 25, 2014 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected reports that a proposed seven-day cease-fire had been rebuffed by Israel's Security Cabinet.
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Jul 23, 2014 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.
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Jul 21, 2014 — In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this tragedy wouldn't have happened if Ukraine had not restarted operations along its eastern border.
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Jul 12, 2014 — The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.
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Jul 11, 2014 — The secretary of state has been meeting with the candidates, as well as outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, in an effort to broker a deal.
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Jun 22, 2014 — In the first leg of a trip through the Mideast, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egypt's new president, but Iraq will be a major subject discussion.
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Apr 4, 2014 — The secretary of state says both Israel and the Palestinians need to "spend some time thinking about making some very difficult decisions."
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