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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.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · It's one of the most popular items, but often it seems to be as far as humanly possible from the entrance. The Planet Money team looks at two very different theories about why that is.
 

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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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Jun 30, 2014 — Researchers have unveiled a study in which Facebook users were experimented on to see if their emotional states could be artificially altered. Sound weird? It is.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Inviting people to ignore you is the best and most considerate way to make generous use of hashtags during major and heavily tweeted public events.
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Aug 3, 2013 — The star of Memento, L.A. Confidential and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert anchors an Australian TV series based on the Peter Temple novels about a disenchanted lawyer turned PI.
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Jun 17, 2013 — There was a time — a time long, long ago — when MySpace dominated the teen social-media world. Not anymore. NPR's Sami Yenigun looks at how teenagers use various social platforms in today's increasingly segmented online universe.
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Apr 1, 2013 — Decisions like whether to watch a grisly injury on replay underscore the fact that with less gatekeeping and more personal choice, we're all stuck with wrangling our own curiosity.
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Nov 8, 2012 — A repurposed robot prototype named KUKA, originally designed by the auto industry, is the breakout star of Sans Objet, a performance piece making its debut in the U.S. this month. Randy Gener describes the rewards — and the challenges — involved in working with a nearly 3,000-pound diva.
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Apr 5, 2012 — Google unveiled a video showing off what it intends smartphone-like goggles to be all about. But the elimination of friction from everyday life isn't an entirely positive development.
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Dec 21, 2011 — A new hotline puts the music of Hall & Oates at your fingertips. The question, of course, is: Why?
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Dec 12, 2011 — Some theaters are offering seats from which patrons can tweet about performances and receive information about them in real time. For some, it enhances the experience, but for others, it's a regrettable distraction.
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Dec 2, 2011 — If you ever wonder whether you should mention earworms to Twitter, take our advice: you should not.
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