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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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Higher Ed

Aug 12, 2014 — Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?
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Aug 11, 2014 — Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.
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Aug 7, 2014 — Playable tests capture learning in action.
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Jul 31, 2014 — Developers hope technology can help stop sexual assaults on campus — or at least provide students with easier access to resources.
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Jul 27, 2014 — For Native American students, getting ready for college can be thrilling, alienating, and downright infuriating.
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Jul 25, 2014 — Many organizations, including the Gates Foundation, support our work. But they don't get to set the agenda.
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Jul 16, 2014 — The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.
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Jul 15, 2014 — Nearly a million community college students don't have access to federal student loans, according to a new report.
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Jul 12, 2014 — Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?
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Jul 8, 2014 — New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.
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