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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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Apr 18, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, guest political junkie Matt Bai recaps the week in politics, and news from the Summit of the Americas. In the second hour, 'The Byrds' frontman Roger McGuinn performs, and the future of 'Google Glasses.'
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Apr 17, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the training and standards typically upheld by the Secret Service, and the secret genius of stupid games we play. In the second hour, privacy concerns associated with domestic drones, and the upcoming French election.
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Apr 16, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the outcome of talks on Iran's nuclear enrichment program, and the documentary Bully. In the second hour, an update on housing markets across the nation, and the opinion page looks at North Korea's failed missile launch.
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Apr 10, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of Syria, and the 100th anniversary of the Titantic. In the second hour, teachers and online privacy, Miami Marlins Ozzie Guillen suspension over comments about Fidel Castro, and columnist Dan Savage's new show, "Savage U."
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Apr 9, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the do's and don'ts of neighborhood watches, and the opinion page. In the second hour, why so many people love (and hate) the New York Yankees, and the past, present and future of Myanmar.
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Apr 5, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in treating diabetes, and an update on the political crisis in Mali. In the second hour, bicyclists' behavior, and extreme weather and climate change.
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Apr 4, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie, and family members in combat. In the second hour, Marketplace's David Brancaccio talks about his series, "Robots Ate My Job," and the Falkland Islands.
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Apr 2, 2012 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to best deal with the continued violence in Syria, author Donna Britt on coming to terms with her brother's death in a police shooting. In the second hour, The Story of English in 100 Words, and dealing with police when you're mentally ill.
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Mar 22, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest developments on the Trayvon Martin story, and NPR's Michele Norris on her Race Card Project. Also, Ben Petrick shares how Parkinson's derailed his baseball career. In the second hour, college accountability, and Turkey's political future.
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Mar 20, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest developments in China, and actor Wendell Pierce on his plans to revive the food culture of New Orleans. In the second hour, evaluating a soldier's mental health before deployment, and Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey.
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