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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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Rep. John Boehner

Jan 5, 2011 — As expected, the Ohio Republican has been elected speaker of the House, taking over from California Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
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Jan 5, 2011 — In his first speech as speaker, Boehner will promise to run a more open House and respect Democrats. He also makes the respectful nod to the power of the people and says that Congress can no longer avoid acting on the nation's fiscal problems.
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Jan 5, 2011 — The 112th Congress which opens Wednesday represents the return of Republicans to legislative power since 2006. Rep. John Boehner will become speaker which means he will drive the House's agenda.
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Jan 3, 2011 — As a new year kicks off, many eyes are on Washington — where the new Congress convenes on Wednesday with Republicans in charge of the House and a narrower majority for the Democrats in the Senate. Austerity is the word of the week in D.C.
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Dec 3, 2010 — Worse jobless numbers were used to partisan advantage by top GOP leaders and White House officials.
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Nov 30, 2010 — The president met with Congressional leaders at the White House — the first such gathering since the midterm elections.
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Nov 29, 2010 — Boehner invited new GOP governors to DC to show that his party has grassroots ideas. It's another way for Republicans to position themselves against Washington which is usually a fairly popular position for politicians to take.
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Nov 29, 2010 — Obama's plan to freeze the pay of federal civilian workers was either welcomed or panned, depending. The largest union of federal workers accused the president of panicking. Meanwhile, future House Speaker John Boehner claimed it was a GOP idea.
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Nov 4, 2010 — The president said he invited both Democratic and Republican leaders to the White House. He also said he wanted to avoid gridlock, especially since the U.S.' economic competitors will continue making progress over the next two years.
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Nov 3, 2010 — The House Minority Leader, who's in line to the Speaker, says the GOP will focus on cutting government spending and creating jobs.
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