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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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George R.R. Martin

Aug 12, 2014 — Also: a history of novels written entirely in dialogue; the subversiveness of Harriet the Spy.
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May 5, 2014 — Also: The novelist Will Self has declared the novel dead; the best books coming out this week.
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Apr 29, 2014 — Also: J.K. Rowling says her mother never knew about Harry Potter, and George R.R. Martin on drones.
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Mar 28, 2014 — Also: George R.R. Martin releases a new chapter of The Winds of Winter; Brad Leithauser writes about the enduring charm of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Also: The Twitter Fiction Festival launches; Mindy Kaling is writing a second book; the creators of HBO's Game of Thrones series say they know how George R.R. Martin's series will end.
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Mar 3, 2014 — Also: Philip Roth talks about his male characters; a preview of George R.R. Martin's next book; the best books coming out this week.
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Dec 2, 2013 — Also: Amazon is testing delivery by drone; Soviet dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died; the best books of the week.
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Jul 31, 2013 — Also: an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's upcoming novella; a plea from the OED; a new short story from Adam Johnson.
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