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Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.
The raises for junior staff is an attempt to keep up-and-coming talent from heading to private equity firms or to Silicon Valley, Bloomberg News reports.
Kelly McEvers talks to Emile Hokayem, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, about some western nations shifting to the idea of working with Syria's regime to fight Islamist militants.
Officials are deciding how to safely collect blood from Ebola survivors and give it to the sick. David Greene talks to David Wood, of an Ebola intervention task force for the Word Health Organization.
Some parents have taken their children to protests, while others have chosen to leave them at home. Educators and others meet to discuss how parents and children cope with unfolding events.