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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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Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers

Jul 24, 2014 — Serkis serves as accidental ambassador for his country in this game, as he must get a contestant to guess the American English equivalents of British slang, like "collywobbles." (Plus: Star Wars!)
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Jul 31, 2014 — The milliner famous for designing Aretha Franklin's 2009 Inauguration chapeau plays a game about real people and fictional characters with iconic headgear.
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Jul 31, 2014 — A sportswriter and a former Michigan Wolverines football player imagine the college days of a nursery rhyme farmer in this quiz about animal mascots and the noises they make.
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Jul 24, 2014 — The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The Edge of Tomorrow director shares his rule-breaking ways, from treating his summer blockbuster films like film school projects to "killing" Tom Cruise on the big screen.
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Jun 26, 2014 — Musical guests They Might Be Giants treated us to a wicked game of their own invention. Be careful: Don't let John Flansburgh and John Linnell's seemingly easy trivia questions leave you in the dust.
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Jun 26, 2014 — They Might Be Giants join Jonathan Coulton to quiz contestants on classic TV tunes that have been rewritten to be about modern-day dramas.
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Jun 26, 2014 — The hosts of WNYC's Radiolab describe first impressions, the show's bumbling beginnings and their mutual passion for shoes. Will these brainiacs get their wires crossed in a game about each other?
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Jun 12, 2014 — We quiz Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for The New Yorker, on her favorite show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Plus, she finds a lifeline in Tom Lenk, the actor who played the show's beloved nerd. Slay on.
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Jun 12, 2014The New Yorker TV critic favors Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other shows that aren't afraid to be "off-putting." Plus: What should you be watching right now?
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