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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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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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Currency

Jul 16, 2014 — Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.
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Feb 5, 2014 — A leading investor thinks bitcoin is going to change the world. A prominent writer disagrees. They make a bet about what we'll be using for money in 2019.
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Feb 5, 2014 — A big-time venture capitalist thinks bitcoin will change the world. A prominent writer thinks bitcoin is going to disappear. On today's show, they make a long-term bet on bitcoin's future.
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Jan 15, 2014 — Americans use debit cards more often than any other form of payment. Cash is still used more often than credit cards.
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Nov 22, 2013 — "This little baby — what my wife used to call my 'pretend money project' — is really going mainstream," says the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation.
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Sep 25, 2013 — On today's show, every single dollar bill in the world — every $20, every $100, everything — is printed on paper made at one small mill in Massachusetts. That's been the case for 130 years.
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Sep 24, 2013 — Roughly $5 trillion worth of currency is traded every day. Here's how that money is spread among the world's currencies — and how the picture has changed in the past few years.
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Sep 18, 2013 — If you're a high school student and you dream of holding the U.S. economy in the palm of your hand — if you want the power to control interest rates and to print money out of thin air — the Fed Challenge is for you.
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Sep 5, 2013 — Making fake dollars is big business in Peru, where counterfeiters hire people to finish each bill by hand.
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May 10, 2013 — Like people in other countries that have gone through economic turmoil, people in Myanmar want U.S. dollars that look like they just rolled off the presses.
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