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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.
 
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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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Participation Nation

Sep 1, 2012 — In our monthlong blog that ended Aug. 31, we collected stories of people working together to make the world a better, safer, greener and greater place to live.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Sound Art is a mobile music program that teaches children how to play instruments and create music.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Athletes in Tandem matches athletes and people who are ill or disabled so the pairs can have adventures.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Helping Hats, run by a 13-year-old, raises money for charities in the community.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Peggy Ivie teaches merengue, waltz and East Coast swing at the Tennessee School for the Blind.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The Albany Bicycle Coalition repairs trashed bikes and donates them to local organizations for kids.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The equine community here pledged to donate some of their hay to help each other keep their horses fed during droughts and other downturns.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Read Aloud Delaware makes sure that preschool children are regularly read to one-on-one.
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Aug 31, 2012 — New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
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