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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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Photo Op: An Occasional Series

Apr 20, 2007 — Howard Ruby first took up a camera as a kid - taking pictures of other kids. Eventually, he put away his camera and became a wealthy CEO. But a trip to the Canadian Arctic, and a run-in with polar bears, put him back in touch with photography. The avowed capitalist and CEO is now an ardent environmentalist.
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Oct 31, 2006 — New York City, a historic entry point for immigrants arriving in the U.S., is the appropriate setting for Danny Goldfield's project, NYChildren. He is trying to photograph children from every country in the world who live in New York.
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Oct 2, 2006 — Photographer Gordon Wiltsie has shadowed the world's best mountain climbers and bravest explorers for his new book. Wiltsie talks about how he kept his sanity during some life-risking adventures, documenting daring moves in exotic locales.
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Jul 31, 2006 — A multimedia project by acclaimed photographer Frans Lanting, featuring an original orchestral score by composer Philip Glass, tells the compelling story of life from its earliest beginnings on Earth to the explosion of diveristy of species today.
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Jul 19, 2006 — Hundreds have died in Lebanon since Israel began its military operation against Hezbollah militants last week. Freelance photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair talks with Alex Chadwick about her photos of devastation from Israeli airstrikes.
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Jul 7, 2006 — A photo essay featuring Afghan men and brides as young as 11 will appear in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair shares her experiences on the photo shoot with Alex Chadwick.
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Mar 16, 2006The New York Times magazine ran a correction about their photo of former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. The correction acknowledged the film used for the shot distorted the colors of Warner's outfit. Political observers say the unflattering picture could hurt Warner's presidential ambitions.
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Jan 16, 2006 — Artist and photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn't so much take photos as make them. Alex Chadwick talks with Crewdson about how he uses techniques of film to stage pictures — and, some critics say, transform the medium of photography.
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Oct 6, 2005National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols calls the Congo Basin jungle of Africa The Last Place on Earth — the title of his new book detailing his adventures in the region.
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Sep 30, 2005 — In L.A. and D.C., a National Geographic Society event highlights the work of select filmmakers, photographers and artists from under-represented areas of the globe.
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