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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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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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All Things Considered for June 9, 2014

Jun 9, 2014 — Before former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, he ordered an audit of the VA system, hoping to find how many hospitals were lying about wait times. The audit found that approximately 100,000 veterans are waiting too long for care at the VA.
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Jun 9, 2014 — Libya faces some of its most serious upheaval since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. No one knows that more than the prime minister who wasn't even in office a week before being forced out Monday.
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Jun 9, 2014 — The Great Pacific Race is the first ever ocean rowing event to cross the Pacific. The inaugural race is set to kick off — as some 2,400 miles stretch before the competitors.
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Jun 9, 2014 — To fit in their shipping container, two Mars rovers had to be folded up into a tiny package and then unfolded — a prime example of what NPR science correspondent Joe Palca calls "unfolding science."
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Jun 9, 2014 — Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?
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Jun 9, 2014 — As Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recovers in a Germany hospital, details continue to emerge about his captivity, the circumstances of his initial disappearance and the effect his release has had on the military.
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Jun 9, 2014 — When the World Cup kicks off Thursday in Brazil, viewers can expect to hear the familiar voice of play-by-play commentator Ian Darke. Darke shares how he manages to identify hundreds of players.
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Jun 9, 2014 — Audra McDonald just won her sixth Tony, the most wins by anyone to date. McDonald is a Broadway staple, and she earned her latest Tony playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.
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Jun 9, 2014 — A federal program to extend free lunch to all kids has the city worried it could lose federal dollars to pay for other things.
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Jun 9, 2014 — In an artificial intelligence breakthrough, a computer program has become the first to pass the Turing Test, according to scholars in England. Designed by Alan Turing, the test is meant to distinguish machines from humans in a series of natural language conversations. This program fooled humans into believing it was a 13-year-old boy.
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