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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Ben Bernanke

May 8, 2014 — Also: Remembering environmentalist and author Farley Mowat; Tom Sleigh has a new poem in Poetry magazine.
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Feb 25, 2014 — Also: The man behind the infamous @GSElevator twitter account is outed by The New York Times; Neil Young has a deal for a second memoir; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie condemns Nigeria's anti-gay laws.
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Feb 3, 2014 — Ben Bernanke, who saw the country through a recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will join Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
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Dec 20, 2013 — Janet Yellen would be the first woman to head the central bank. On Friday, the Senate voted to head off any potential filibuster of her nomination. A confirmation vote is scheduled for Jan. 6.
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Nov 21, 2013 — If confirmed by the full Senate in December, Janet Yellen would become the first woman to lead the central bank. She's currently the Fed's vice chairman. Analysts do not expect major policy shifts after the departure of current Chairman Ben Bernanke.
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Nov 14, 2013 — Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Reserve, has her confirmation hearing Thursday. Before she spoke, there was word that the number of first-time claims filed for jobless benefits fell only slightly last week.
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Sep 26, 2013 — We ask a former Fed economist: What does the chairman actually do? The short answer: Runs the meetings. Turns out, this is actually a big deal.
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Sep 16, 2013 — Financial markets rallied Monday, a day after Lawrence Summers took himself out of the running to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Summers had been seen as a front-runner to replace Ben Bernanke, whose term expires in January. Now the focus turns to whether Obama will pick Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen to be the first woman to run the central bank.
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Jul 17, 2013 — The central bank's latest "Beige Book" review of conditions around the nation adds to evidence that the economy continues to chug along.
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Jul 17, 2013 — The Federal Reserve Chairman continued to soothe investors, saying the Fed would not wind down its bond-buying program until economic conditions improve.
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