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August 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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August 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.
 

August 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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August 24, 2014 | NPR · The Emmy Awards will be handed out on Monday night. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer gets a preview of the shows and stars to watch.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · The late-’50s detective series Peter Gunn was popular, but Henry Mancini’s music for it became iconic. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer finds out what makes the jazzy score so indelible.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · Italian authorities are trying to track and intercept boats bringing migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. So far, its EU neighbors have failed to help deal with the emergency.
 

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August 17, 2014 | WPLN · At a hospice in Nashville, volunteers sing hymns and lullabies to the dying. They’re part of a national organization that uses music to soothe life’s final passage.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · Israel forbids Gazan boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where the fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security; Palestinians say it’s illegal.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · Fatima Tlisova is a reporter from the North Caucasus region, one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists. In 2005, she says, she was abducted and tortured.
 

 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they’re hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.
 

Arts & Life

August 29, 2014 | NPR · Julia Bayly of Fort Kent, Maine, works as a reporter at the Bangor Daily News. Her passion outside of work is dog sledding. It’s the latest installment in our hobby series “Alter Egos.”
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · When you’re making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you’re going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon’s new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Canadian synth pop group offers an intimate live performance of its song “A Real Hero,” popularized in the 2011 film Drive.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · Recorded with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir in the ruins within Newport’s Fort Adams State Park, “Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)” has a message and a chorus that everyone can enjoy.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can’t get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings.
 

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