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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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Jul 29, 2014 — Obama said further sanctions against Russia's defense, banking and energy sectors were "closely coordinated" with action taken by European allies.
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Jul 28, 2014 — The crew — made up of Dutch and Australian experts — were headed toward the debris field when they heard explosions.
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Jul 25, 2014 — The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.
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Jul 24, 2014 — The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.
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Jul 23, 2014 — The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people.
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Jul 22, 2014 — A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.
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Jul 22, 2014 — Ukrainian officials said they hoped to fly the remains to the Netherlands for identification. Most of the passengers who died on the plane were Dutch.
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Jul 21, 2014 — In a late-night exchange, pro-Russian separatists have given what they say are Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's data recorders to Malaysian officials in eastern Ukraine.
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Jul 18, 2014 — A number of AIDS researchers, activists and officials were on Flight MH17, headed to the International AIDS Conference when the plane was shot out of the sky. Here's how Twitter spread the news.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The president says at least one U.S. citizen is among the nearly 300 people killed when the plane crashed in the eastern Donetsk region.
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