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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 30, 2014 | NPR · In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about NATO and EU options for confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.
 
August 30, 2014 | NPR · More than 500 people may have traveled from the U.K. to Syria to fight in its civil war. Arun Rath talks to Jessica Stern, author of Terror In The Name Of God, about how it's drawing Westerners.
 

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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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Sunday Puzzle

Aug 24, 2014 — Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase, in which the first word has 5 letters. Drop its last letter and read the remaining 4 letters backward, and you'll get the second word of the phrase.
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Aug 17, 2014 — Every answer is made up of a two-word phrase, in which the second word has three syllables, and the first word sounds like the last two of these syllables.
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Aug 10, 2014 — For each four-letter word given, insert two letters exactly in the middle to complete a common, uncaplitalized six-letter word.
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Aug 3, 2014 — Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with BA- and the second word starts with D-.
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Jul 27, 2014 — Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.
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Jul 20, 2014 — Two clues will be given. The first answer will be a brand name that sounds like it's plural; change the first letter to spell a new word that answers the second clue.
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Jul 13, 2014 — Every answer is a word starting with "ch," and your clue will be an anagram of the word.
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Jul 6, 2014 — Two clues will be given for two five-letter answers. Move the middle letter of the first answer to the end of the word to get the second answer.
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Jun 29, 2014 — For each set of three words, find a word that can precede each one to complete a familiar two-word phrase or name. The first word in each set will name an animal.
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Jun 22, 2014 — Every answer is a compound word or familiar two-word phrase or title in which each word has OU as its second and third letters.
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