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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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Aug 1, 2014 — The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when parliament voted on the measure, which punished some acts of homosexuality with life in prison.
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Aug 1, 2014 — Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.
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Aug 1, 2014 — Los Rakas, Jorge Drexler, Viento Callejero and other musicians join co-host Felix Contreras to discuss their latest musical projects.
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Aug 1, 2014 — Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros from Spillway drummer Matt Sokol. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
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Aug 1, 2014 — Also: Hilton Als on Flannery O'Connor; Stephen Burt on poetry.
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Aug 1, 2014 — The program will be live-streamed beginning at 11 a.m. ET. NPR announced in May that it would end the show, which featured discussions about race, family, faith and other issues.
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Aug 1, 2014 — Renee Montagne says so long for now. This is the 10th year that she and Steve Inskeep have hosted the show together, and she says she's celebrating by taking a very long (three-month) vacation.
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Aug 1, 2014 — 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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Aug 1, 2014 — Kevin McGroarty left behind his own obituary when he died last week at age 53, after — as he put it — "battling a long fight with mediocracy."
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Aug 1, 2014 — Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores.
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