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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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Morning Edition for February 26, 2014

Feb 25, 2014 — Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday in a congressional hearing aimed at banning it for some inmates. Solitary confinement is also extremely expensive, critics say.
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Feb 26, 2014 — State Senator Wendy Davis is the Democratic hopeful. She's challenging Republican Greg Abbott, the state's attorney general. Both are expected to easily win their primaries.
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Feb 26, 2014 — In post-Gadhafi Libya, the militias, not the military, provide security — what little there is of it. Even as world powers lend help, rebuilding the gutted army is proceeding at a glacial pace.
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Feb 26, 2014 — Beards and mustaches are becoming a popular trend, especially among hipsters. And if you can't grow one? Buy one. One doctor says he's performing three or so facial hair transplants each week.
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Feb 26, 2014 — TV fans may notice an explosion of new material this week. That's because many networks and cable channels delayed airing new episodes or the start of news series until after the Olympics ended.
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Feb 26, 2014 — Millions of people in eastern Ukraine speak Russian as their first language. Russia's foreign minister complains about what he calls "neo-fascist sentiment" in western Ukraine.
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Feb 26, 2014 — Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.
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Feb 26, 2014 — Delta Airlines is the first major carrier to tie frequent flier points to how much you pay — not how far you fly. This means in most cases, a first-class tickets will earn the most points.
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Feb 26, 2014 — The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate panel Wednesday to testify about secret Swiss bank accounts opened by U.S. citizens. At its peak, some 22,000 Americans had accounts at the bank.
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Feb 26, 2014 — For the fourth year in a row, VIDA has tallied the gender breakdown in prominent literary journals. Some outlets, like The New York Times Book Review, have grown more equal; others, not so much.
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