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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.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
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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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Newport Folk Festival

Jul 28, 2014 — Equal parts rowdy and loving, the husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst radiates knockabout charm. Shovels & rope performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.
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Aug 3, 2014 — Mavis Staples, whose titanic career spans the civil rights movement, Soul Train and solo work with Curtis Mayfield, Prince and Jeff Tweedy, closed the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
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Jul 27, 2014 — From spiky rock to country and folk-tinged pop, Jenny Lewis remains one of the smartest songwriters in the business. She performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.
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Jul 28, 2014 — The trio of onetime child prodigies returned this year after a seven year hiatus with no loss of creativity or chops. Nickel Creek performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.
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Jul 29, 2014 — We saw more than 50 bands over three days during the 55th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival in seaside Rhode Island. Here are some of the moments we'll remember.
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Jul 29, 2014 — The resume of Jeff Tweedy includes groundbreaking bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco and a new album made with his teenage son. Tweedy performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
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Jul 25, 2014 — The prolific singer-songwriter showcases some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — during a live concert from Newport, R.I.
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Jul 29, 2014 — The Bright Eyes singer has learned to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship. Conor Oberst performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
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Jul 29, 2014 — The shambling folk-rock sing-alongs of this Portland group are infused with communal spirit and heart-filling inspiration. Ages and Ages performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
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Jul 29, 2014 — A heartwarming crowd-pleaser on stage and record, Dawes has become a Newport Folk Festival mainstay. The California roots-rock band performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
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