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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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People with mental disabilities

Jun 16, 2012 — A few decades ago, most fathers would never have thought to read a parenting book, but these days, more and more are writing their own. From the dad-as-coach approach to the hip-dad variation, this year's releases point to a generational divide in what it means to be a father.
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Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text by William Faulkner. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of When Madeline was Young by Jane Hamilton. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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May 18, 2009 — Growing up with a severely autistic brother, journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld experienced firsthand the strain that the condition can bring to a family. In his memoir Boy Alone, Greenfeld describes the frustrations of a childhood spent in the shadow of autism.
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May 6, 2009Moby Dick, Ulysses and The Sound and the Fury can cause cold sweats just by coming up on a syllabus, but author Jack Murnighan swears that these classics are packed with humor.
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Apr 5, 2007 — At 85, Eunice Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, is still working tirelessly to open opportunities to people with mental retardation. In 40 years, the games have grown to reach 2.25 million people in 160 countries.
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Nov 2, 2006 — Do you know why Madeline is forever young? Jane Hamilton's wry and moving novel tells the story. Marvel superheroes want you to dress 'em up to fight evil. And if you've been dreaming of a Guy Fawkes day party, we've got a guide. Face painting (see dude at left) is optional.
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Oct 31, 2006 — The weekend is ready for you, but are you ready for the weekend? We've got five great suggestions for whiling away your weekend hours.
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