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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.
 
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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 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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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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Mar 18, 2014 — We know you're dying to try Future Islands' Buck-Up Bronco and St. Vincent's Minimalist Marionette.
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Mar 17, 2014 — Nearly 100 photos of musicians we fell in love with at last week's South by Southwest music festival, plus interviews, concerts, podcasts and slo-mo videos.
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Mar 16, 2014 — On the final night of SXSW, with heavy hearts and ringing ears, we say goodbye to Austin. As a parting gift, music gives us the keys to the universe and a glimpse of the future. It's a fair trade.
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Mar 15, 2014 — With hundreds of bands and tens of thousands of fans, South by Southwest goes by really fast. We slowed the whole Sam-dancing, bull-riding, crowd-surfing party down for you.
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Mar 15, 2014 — On Friday in Austin, Texas, full-throttle music consumption and overwhelming crowds battled to a exhausting, exhilarating draw.
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Mar 14, 2014 — As things began to get back to normal at SXSW on Thursday, many audiences and bands shared emotionally heightened moments. Musicians offered comfort, release and catharsis.
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Mar 13, 2014 — Late Wednesday night in Austin, tragedy interrupted the music at SXSW when two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured after a car crashed through a barricade and into a crowd of pedestrians.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon, a high-quality digital audio player and music store he's calling Pono.
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Mar 12, 2014 — We loved Charli XCX, watched Neil Young talk about Pono and Ubered a pedicab. These are highlights from the Austin music festival, including a running playlist of our favorite acts.
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