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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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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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May 18, 2012 — For many people, Bike to Work Day is a reason to put air in their bike's tires and see if the chain is too rusty to get them to work. For Grant Petersen, it's just another day — he's been riding his bike to work for three decades.
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Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 13, 2011 — Everyone has a story to tell, but memoir writer Marion Roach Smith says making those stories interesting and readable is harder than it looks. She gives her dos and don'ts for memoir writing in The Memoir Project.
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Aug 25, 2009 — If you're stranded somewhere dangerous and remote, and you're not sure how you're going to survive — maybe you should read a book. Author Jake Halpern suggests three that will get you out of any tough spot.
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Apr 7, 2009 — Americans adopt thousands of children from other countries every year. The process can be tricky, and would-be adoptive parents often face the question "Why not adopt an American kid?" If you've adopted internationally, or are considering it, tell us about it.
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Dec 20, 2008 — Carmen Flowers and Sue Bailey offer a guide that makes planning your own funeral more fun than you might expect. The book is called Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There's No Tomorrow.
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Nov 22, 2007 — There are some things you should know as you prepare to deck the halls — and your house — with holiday lights and trimmings. Brad Finkle, professional holiday light installer and author of Holiday Hero offers tips on how to hang your Christmas lights and decorations safely and with style.
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May 10, 2005 — Meg Wolitzer's new novel, The Position, is about a 1970s couple who write a Joy of Sex-style book, complete with illustrations of them making love. Their lives — and those of their children, who get their hands on the book — are never quite the same afterward.
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Mar 27, 2005 — Sheilah Kast speaks with James Cochrane about grammatical errors that are becoming more common in spoken and written English. Cochrane is author of Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English.
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Oct 31, 2004 — To make sure your Halloween costume is authentic, try consulting A Field Guide to Monsters: This Book Could Save Your Life before you head out the door. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks monster facts and history with the book's co-author Dave Elliot.
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