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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 DNA. But it's still unclear what these 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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Aug 27, 2014 — Peter Theo Curtis said he was surprised to learn hundreds of people were involved in efforts to free him. We take a look at those efforts.
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Aug 26, 2014 — Regional experts say the U.S. is faced with a difficult problem: weakening ISIS could strengthen the hand of Syrian president Bashar Assad.
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Aug 25, 2014 — Charlie Sennott discusses the release of Peter Theo Curtis, the killing of James Foley and how to prevent journalist deaths.
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Aug 22, 2014 — The BBC's Jonathan Marcus discusses the investigation into the video, and concerns about British nationals being radicalized.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Emory University Hospital officials say Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are both free of the virus and pose no public health risk.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The grand jury will decide whether to bring charges against the Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
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Aug 19, 2014 — Retired Admiral William Fallon, who was head of United States Central Command during the Iraq War, discusses the current conflict and U.S. involvement.
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Aug 18, 2014 — Iraqi and Kurdish forces claim they have retaken a strategically crucial dam, but the Islamic State says it's still in control of the facility.
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Aug 15, 2014 — NPR's Jason Beaubien joins us from Liberia, which the United Nations says is now the epicenter of reported cases.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post was one of two reporters arrested last night during protests sparked by the police shooting of a teenager.
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