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Aug 24, 2014 — When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.
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Aug 24, 2014 — Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Craig Miller of member station KQED about the situation in Napa.
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Aug 24, 2014 — When Darnell Moore was a teenager in the late '80s, a group of boys doused him in gasoline and tried to light him on fire. One of his attackers was his next-door neighbor.
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Aug 24, 2014 — In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.
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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 24, 2014 — NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mike Pesca of Slate.com about the week's sports news.
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Aug 24, 2014 — NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer. At age 85, he's written his first graphic novel, Kill My Mother.
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Aug 24, 2014 — As things calm down after dramatic weeks in Ferguson, Mo., Rev. Carlton Lee will address his congregation in St. Louis. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the city can begin to heal.
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Aug 24, 2014 — Chief Inspector Gamache is back in Louise Penny's latest novel, The Long Way Home. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Penny about the tenth book in the Gamache mystery series.
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