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August 26, 2014 | NPR · At the same time, the Ukrainian and Russian presidents are to meet on Tuesday amid speculation that they might discuss the possibilities for a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
 
August 26, 2014 | NPR · David Greene talks to George Mason University Professor Mark Katz, who believes both Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama's policies have helped to advance the Islamic State.
 
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August 26, 2014 | NPR · The rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the spirits of Hindu nationalists. But it also appears to be increasing tensions between Hindus and the Muslim minority.
 

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August 26, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."
 
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August 26, 2014 | NPR · An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.
 
August 26, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
 

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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 27, 2014 — Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
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Aug 27, 2014 — Scholars have long tried to understand how culture affects communities. New research argues that the parking behavior of drivers may tell us something about the economic productivity of nations.
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Aug 27, 2014 — In Missouri, protests continue in Ferguson and St. Louis over the shooting death of Michael Brown, but they're getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protest movement into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department. Meanwhile, city leaders look toward moving Ferguson forward from the unrest of the past couple of weeks.
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Aug 27, 2014 — This month we're talking to poets about what summer means to them. For Tishani Doshi, summer has the effect of flattening out time.In her poem, "Visiting My Parents in Summer," she writes about returning to her childhood bedroom, where she experiences it being preserved just as she left it as a teenager.
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Aug 27, 2014 — More than 1,400 children suffered "horrific" sexual abuse and exploitation in a small English town from 1997 until as recently as last year. The author of the report, which was released on Tuesday, says local authorities were aware of the problem for years but did nothing.
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Aug 27, 2014 — David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
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Aug 27, 2014 — Even before the Internet, people were unlikely to discuss controversial topics with friends and colleagues if they believed their viewpoint was not widely shared. A Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.
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Aug 27, 2014 — Israel and Hamas have agreed to an Egypt-brokered cease-fire that's been characterized by one Israeli official as "complete" and "unlimited in time." More than 2,000 people have died in seven weeks of intense fighting.
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Aug 27, 2014 — Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.
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Aug 27, 2014 — The office of the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs said it couldn't prove that anyone had died because of long wait times at the VA medical center in Phoenix. In a speech to the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced new initiatives.But veterans want more than promises.
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