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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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Photo Op: An Occasional Series

Apr 20, 2007 — Howard Ruby first took up a camera as a kid - taking pictures of other kids. Eventually, he put away his camera and became a wealthy CEO. But a trip to the Canadian Arctic, and a run-in with polar bears, put him back in touch with photography. The avowed capitalist and CEO is now an ardent environmentalist.
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Oct 31, 2006 — New York City, a historic entry point for immigrants arriving in the U.S., is the appropriate setting for Danny Goldfield's project, NYChildren. He is trying to photograph children from every country in the world who live in New York.
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Oct 2, 2006 — Photographer Gordon Wiltsie has shadowed the world's best mountain climbers and bravest explorers for his new book. Wiltsie talks about how he kept his sanity during some life-risking adventures, documenting daring moves in exotic locales.
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Jul 31, 2006 — A multimedia project by acclaimed photographer Frans Lanting, featuring an original orchestral score by composer Philip Glass, tells the compelling story of life from its earliest beginnings on Earth to the explosion of diveristy of species today.
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Jul 19, 2006 — Hundreds have died in Lebanon since Israel began its military operation against Hezbollah militants last week. Freelance photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair talks with Alex Chadwick about her photos of devastation from Israeli airstrikes.
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Jul 7, 2006 — A photo essay featuring Afghan men and brides as young as 11 will appear in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair shares her experiences on the photo shoot with Alex Chadwick.
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Mar 16, 2006The New York Times magazine ran a correction about their photo of former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. The correction acknowledged the film used for the shot distorted the colors of Warner's outfit. Political observers say the unflattering picture could hurt Warner's presidential ambitions.
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Jan 16, 2006 — Artist and photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn't so much take photos as make them. Alex Chadwick talks with Crewdson about how he uses techniques of film to stage pictures — and, some critics say, transform the medium of photography.
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Oct 6, 2005National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols calls the Congo Basin jungle of Africa The Last Place on Earth — the title of his new book detailing his adventures in the region.
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Sep 30, 2005 — In L.A. and D.C., a National Geographic Society event highlights the work of select filmmakers, photographers and artists from under-represented areas of the globe.
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