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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · It's one of the most popular items, but often it seems to be as far as humanly possible from the entrance. The Planet Money team looks at two very different theories about why that is.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Mara Liasson

Nov 7, 2013 — NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson is also a contributor to Fox News. Some listeners complain that she has a conservative bias. A review of her work through the contentious political fighting over Syria, the government shutdown, debt default, and health care reform, finds otherwise. She's a remarkably cold-eyed analyst.
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Jun 9, 2013 — You know your favorite voices at NPR have book smarts, but read on to hear their advice about life beyond the mic for 2013 graduates.
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Apr 25, 2012 — In a recent Weekend Edition Sunday segment, Mara Liasson unintentionally suggested that stay-at-home moms lack higher education. She quickly saw her error and the staff corrected later broadcasts of the story. A correction was posted on the web version and, a week later, the show aired a letters segment with additional clarification.
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Nov 16, 2010 — Taming deficits and the debt is difficult because of ideological differences but also complexity. It was easier to send men to the Moon than ending deficits and the debt because we weren't concerned with fairness.
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Oct 7, 2010 — This campaign season, at least, it's been the conservative and Republican-leaning interest groups that have taken advantage of the Supreme Court ruling to spend millions on ads.
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Jan 22, 2010 — A conservative media watchdog site, newsbusters.org, criticized NPR for not reporting on a poll that showed how President Obama had slipped in the polls. The Ombudsman's office looked into this and found something different.
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Dec 8, 2009 — On a regular basis the Ombudsman's office gets complaints about Mara Liasson and Juan Williams appearing on Fox. But ever since Politico did a story implying that the White House asked NPR to remove Liasson from Fox —which is did not —an unusual...
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Aug 6, 2009 — NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson went too far on Fox News when she equated problems with the Cash for Clunker program to a "mini-Katrina." That reflects poorly on NPR.
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