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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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Jul 31, 2014 — Watch the unpeggable songwriter perform a B-side from her classic album, I Am Shelby Lynne, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Jul 28, 2014 — Everyone's favorite asthma-ridden Australian performed a special show for KEXP fans in Seattle. Watch Barnett perform her hit song, "Avant Gardener," live at The Triple Door.
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Jul 21, 2014 — No matter what style or genre he's pursuing, Lanegan possesses a voice that's deep, dusky and unmistakable. Watch him perform "I Am the Wolf" live from KEXP's studios in Seattle.
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Jul 16, 2014 — The U.K. native, one-time Colombian and current New Yorker blends traditional cumbia rhythms with electronic beats. Watch Quantic perform "Duvido" at Sonos Studio in Hollywood for KCRW.
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Jul 14, 2014 — Few artists combine heavy topics with sweeping music quite like The Antlers. Watch the Brooklyn band perform its dreamy, ambient pop song "Doppelganger" live at KEXP's studios in Seattle.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The singer-songwriter's new album, Are We There, is full of emotive, beautiful ballads. Watch Van Etten and her band perform "Nothing Will Change" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Jul 7, 2014 — The "drone-metal-art-folk" artist took an electronic approach before settling on a stripped-down sound. Wolfe delivers her mysterious aesthetic in this performance of "The Warden" at KEXP.
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Jul 6, 2014 — Celia Woodsmith of Grammy-nominated string band Della Mae comes from a family that loves a poem — "The Hound Of Heaven." Watch the group perform a song it inspired at Ohio's Folk Alley.
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Jul 3, 2014 — What was once a solo project by Fin Greenall has expanded with the addition of friends Guy Whittaker and Tim Thornton. Watch the group play "Looking Too Closely" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Jun 30, 2014 — The dark Americana band taps into the legacies of everyone from Woody Guthrie to Bikini Kill. Hear Hurray for the Riff Raff perform the somber "Everybody Knows" live from the KEXP studios in Seattle.
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