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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 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Latest news from Novoazovsk, Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are defending the port city from what they say is a Russian invasion. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson from Novoazovsk.
 

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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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Weekend Edition Saturday for January 4, 2014

Jan 4, 2014 — The Supreme Court resumes hearing oral arguments this month. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Tom Goldstein, co-founder and publisher of SCOTUSblog, about the court's term so far and the cases to be decided in the New Year.
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Jan 4, 2014 — Some gay and lesbian activists say 2013 was "the gayest year ever," but as 2014 opens, another issue is gaining traction — transgender rights.
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Jan 4, 2014 — Jan. 8 is the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's War on Poverty. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reflects on whether Johnson succeeded in his goal.
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Jan 4, 2014 — Life is getting back to normal in the Northeast as residents finish cleaning up from a major storm that dropped plenty of snow and forced the closure of highways and schools. Thousands of flights were canceled.
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Jan 4, 2014 — Michael Bloomberg has stepped down after 12 years as mayor of New York City, leaving a big imprint on the city. Errol Louis, the host of Inside City Hall on NY1, speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about Bloomberg's legacy.
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Jan 4, 2014 — The term "Rube Goldberg machine" has become shorthand for a convoluted contraption made up of a series of chain reactions. But Goldberg was also a real person, whose ideas for whimsical devices have captivated imaginations for decades.
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Jan 4, 2014 — What happens when you cross thesis research-induced delirium, a sardonic sense of humor and Tumblr? LOLmythesis, a pithy collection of one-line summaries of academic theses. Angie Frankel, the creator of LOLmythesis, speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the funny, sometimes depressing submissions.
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Jan 4, 2014 — Americans buy about 30 million live trees every year. Many end up as mulch, but in some communities they help rebuild dunes, create fish habitat and feed zoo animals. Hear the story of arborial resurrection in anapestic tetrameter.
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Jan 4, 2014 — With the New Year and so many resolutions upon us, we wanted to know how you might reinvent yourself in 2014 — or how you already did at any point in the past. We put out a call for any big changes you've made at work, home or life. NPR's Linda Wertheimer shares your responses.
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Jan 4, 2014 — Paul Bragiel is a successful venture capitalist in San Francisco. Early last year he realized he needed to participate in the Olympics at least once in his life. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Bragiel from Finland, where he's training to go from "chunky computer nerd" to Olympic cross-country skier.
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