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Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles

Aug. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Bardarbunga, a volcano in the center of the island nation, has experienced a sub-glacial eruption and could begin sending steam and ash skyward if it melts through the ice, scientists warn.

Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane

Aug. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese interceptor that made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.

Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson

Aug. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.

Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid

Aug. 23
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Kiev and Moscow confirm that the convoy, which crossed the border into rebel-held territory on Friday without permission, is exiting Ukrainian territory.

West Point: Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola

Aug. 23
Marc Silver / NPR
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Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Monrovia's capital city of Monrovia. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Aug. 23
Dan Carsen / NPR
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The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.

China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

Aug. 23
Frank Langfitt / NPR
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With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs

Aug. 22
Ari Shapiro / NPR
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The Scottish vote next month but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound and the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.

California's Drought Stings Bees, Honey Supplies

Aug. 22
TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press
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The historic drought is reducing supplies of California honey, raising prices for consumers and making it harder for beekeepers to earn a living.

A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Aug. 22
Dan Charles / NPR
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Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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