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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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Music Al Fresco

Sep 2, 2012 — Philip Rosheger says his bandleader father discouraged him from playing music as a kid — but once he heard his first classical guitar record, there was no looking back.
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Aug 26, 2012Weekend Edition speaks with saxophonist Scott Summers, who says he's found his best audiences performing outside Miller Park.
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Aug 25, 2012 — Clyde Casey has been performing in New Orleans for 40 years. His instrument of choice is a giant mobile contraption of his own making.
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Aug 11, 2012 — The performing life of Clangin' & Bangin' sounds like a dare: Each time they play, the two musicians wheel their 300-pound piano out into the street.
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Aug 11, 2012 — Take a walk through this Michigan college town, and you'll probably see Alexis Dawdy and her violin.
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Jul 22, 2012 — In downtown Burlington, Michael "Tree" Sampson plays the didgeridoo in a homemade wooden mask. He says he thinks of himself not only as a musician, but as a healer, too.
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Jun 29, 2012 — As part of its summer series on the sounds of music al fresco, Weekend Edition Saturday speaks with John Thornton, a trumpet player who holds court outside the National Archives.
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Jun 23, 2012 — Members of the Capitol Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association, or CABOMA, gather in a Virginia park to celebrate the warm weather with a bunch of old-time tunes.
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