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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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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 29, 2014 — The disappearance of MH370 and the shooting-down of MH17 in recent months have compounded the hit to the carrier's already shaky bottom line.
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Aug 29, 2014 — This week's episode of Metropolis, curated by KCRW's Jason Bentley, features a variety of Basement Jaxx-related material, plus new music from Kelela, SBTRKT and more.
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Aug 29, 2014 — This week's puzzler for careful listeners is from guest Quizmaster Mark Reznicek, drummer for the Fort Worth rock band Toadies. Hear the fills (or intro) and match it to the song.
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Aug 29, 2014 — The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Andrea Wachner hated high school. So when her 10-year reunion rolls around, she is terrified... until she masterminds a prank that involves cameras, hidden microphones and a stripper named Cricket.
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Aug 29, 2014 — When Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection, he has no idea it once belonged to J. Dilla, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. But something else is uncovered. Something huge...
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Aug 29, 2014 — Roy Smith is a pastor with a problem. But he's about to be reminded that the Lord really does work in mysterious ways.
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Aug 29, 2014 — Years after escaping a crazy religious cult, Glynn is invited back to a reunion. Reluctantly, he attends the party and learns just how big of an impression the church left on its followers...
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Aug 29, 2014 — The warning was raised to "severe," the second-highest level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron says Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.
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Aug 29, 2014 — The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.
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