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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.
 
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July 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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Chicago Crime

Jun 13, 2014 — Chicago has seen spikes in shootings as gangs have splintered and rival factions battle. But authorities say they've also seen a recent trend of gangs aligning to form new drug-dealing factions.
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Jun 13, 2014 — DNA evidence prompted the 2012 release of Andre Davis, who served 32 years on charges that he raped and killed a 3-year-old girl. Two years later, he's facing new murder charges.
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Jun 8, 2014 — Three were killed during shootings across the city of Chicago on Friday and Saturday. Two officers were also hurt during the violence.
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Nov 15, 2013 — The authors found that for each degree of separation from a homicide victim, one's odds of also being murdered went down by 57 percent.
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Feb 3, 2011 — People get fired for all sorts of reasons. Chicagoan John Stone never thought wearing a tie with the logo of an opposing sports team would be one of them. Fortunately, his story has a happy ending.
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Oct 15, 2009 — Posters serve as a memorial to 16-year-old Derrion Albert, who was beaten to death outside Fenger High School in Chicago on Sept. 24, 2009. (Stan Barouh / Woolly Mammoth) Three weeks ago today, on September 24, Derrion Albert, a high s...
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Sep 30, 2009 — Albert was killed in the Roseland community on the city's south side. I was in that neighborhood, coincidentally, last summer and reported on this very issue. When we first arrived to the area, residents were still buzzing about Percy Rounds, a 15...
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Oct 28, 2008 — Jennifer Hudson's tragic loss puts Chicago's police department in the hot seat. ... And, Detroit's former Mayor is now an inmate at Wayne County Jail.
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