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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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Jul 15, 2014 — The attack occurred Tuesday morning near a market in the eastern province of Paktika. At a time of political uncertainty, deadly attacks are taking place on a near-daily basis.
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Jul 12, 2014 — The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.
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Jul 11, 2014 — The secretary of state has been meeting with the candidates, as well as outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, in an effort to broker a deal.
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Jul 7, 2014 — The result is unlikely to quell claims from Ashraf Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah, that the election was fraudulent. Abdullah easily won the first round of voting, but now trails by a million votes.
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Jul 2, 2014 — The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.
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Jun 18, 2014 — Abdullah Abdullah has accused election officials of allowing ballot-box stuffing and other irregularities in the June 14 poll.
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Jun 13, 2014 — In a country shaped by warlords, Saturday's presidential election features two urbane men with doctorates vying to replace Hamid Karzai. Both want close U.S. relations, including a security deal.
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Jun 11, 2014 — The writings were obtained by The Washington Post, which also reported that the Army sergeant had previously been discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons.
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Jun 11, 2014 — The Pentagon's lawyer said the deal to swap the Army sergeant for Taliban prisoners wasn't a first, citing the release of an Army pilot in Somalia. But the man who engineered that release disagrees.
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Jun 10, 2014 — To hear the former secretary of state and once and maybe future Democratic presidential candidate tell it, her new book, Hard Choices, isn't the kickoff to a 2016 campaign.
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