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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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Mar 7, 2014 — The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.
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Mar 7, 2014 — This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.
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Feb 24, 2014 — The giant venues will need to be used somehow if Russia's $51 billion investment — the most in Olympics history — is to pay off. If previous games any are guide, the prospects aren't great.
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Feb 23, 2014 — After 17 days of the world's highest-level competition in winter sports, Sochi puts on one last extravaganza to mark the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Feb 23, 2014 — Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.
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Feb 23, 2014 — The host country's team won in a four-heat time of 3 minutes, 40.6 seconds. Canada's team did not medal, but did survive a 180 degree flip of their sled.
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Feb 22, 2014 — There will be no medal from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games for Team USA. Finland routed the U.S. in the bronze-medal match Saturday 5-0.
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Feb 22, 2014 — We've been sifting through the questions people ask about the Sochi Games on the knowledge-sharing site Quora. Here are some of our favorites.
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Feb 22, 2014 — U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said the problem with speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.
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Feb 21, 2014 — Former Olympic medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was "excluded from the team" and left Sochi, German officials say. Italian officials say the same about William Frullani.
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