Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.

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Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows

The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

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Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia

Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.

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Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins

Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.

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Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.

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Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.

Why Come North? A Panel Discussion On US Immigration Policy

July 23, 2014
In this Saturday, July 12, 2014, photo, migrants walk along train tracks and boxcars after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, southern Mexico. (AP)

Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We’ll ask our special roundtable.

Commonwealth Games Bring History And The Queen’s Baton To Glasgow

July 22, 2014
A member of the Queen's Baton Relay in the Scotstoun section of Glasgow, Scotland poses for photographs before beginning his (short) portion of the 190,000 km relay. The baton is en route to the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. (Doug Tribou/Only A Game)

The Olympics have a torch. The Commonwealth Games have the Queen’s Baton, which travels through all of the 71 participating nations and territories on its way to the Games.

Hong Kong Debates Independence From China

July 22, 2014
A child holds up a banner during a pro-democracy rally seeking greater democracy in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014 as frustration grows over the influence of Beijing on the city. Organizers said the massive pro-democracy rally saw a turnout of over half a million demanding universal suffrage to elect the city's next leader. (Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty)

There is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

July 22, 2014
The Malaysia Airlines accident is raising a lot of questions about what flights routes airlines take and what restrictions are placed over war zones. (Glenlarson/Wikimedia)

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

On The Ground In Gaza

July 22, 2014
Palestinian relatives of Hasan Baker, 60-years-old, grieve during his funeral in Gaza City, on July 22, 2014. A series of Israeli air strikes early killed seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Emily Harris joins us from Gaza City to discuss the fighting and what people there are thinking.

Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed To Meet Deadline

July 22, 2014
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) give a press statement after round of talks of the European Union and Iran in Vienna, on July 18, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program for four more months.

MH17 Crash Victims’ Remains Reach Ukraine-Held City

July 22, 2014
Police officers secure a refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as it arrives in a Kharkiv factory for a stop on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.(Olga Ivashchenko/AP)

The bodies of many of those who died on the Malaysia Airlines flight will now be taken to the Netherlands.

The 'Elephant Whisperer' Of World War II

July 22, 2014
Lt. Col. James Howard Williams, aka "Elephant Bill," is the hero of Vicki Constantine Croke's new book, "Elephant Company." (Courtesy Random House)

We’ll travel to the jungles of Burma for the remarkable true story of Billy Williams—aka “the elephant whisperer”—and his World War II heroism.

A Deeper Look At The Israel-Gaza Conflict

July 22, 2014
Smoke rises after an Israeli shelling at the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014. The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary," raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks. (AP)

The escalated Gaza offensive. We’ll get the views from both sides and the latest developments.

Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S.

July 21, 2014
A sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale on July 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin.

Crash Investigation Expert Weighs In On Flight MH17

July 21, 2014
Luggage and personal belongings from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 lie in a field on July 20, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

The former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board discusses the steps that would normally be taken after a plane crash.

Week In Politics: Ukraine, Israel And The Border

July 21, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks to the press outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to push for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza when he arrives later Monday in Cairo, President Obama said. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses the week ahead in politics, as Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Cairo for ceasefire talks.

Fighting Rages On In Middle East

July 21, 2014
Relatives of Palestinians killed during the overnight shelling of the eastern Gaza district of Shejaiya by the Israeli army arrive at the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital on July 20, 2014 in Gaza City. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

Over 500 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians, and the Israeli death toll reached 20 yesterday.

The History Of Tunnel Warfare

July 21, 2014
In this photo taken Sunday, April 11, 2010, a Palestinian smuggler works inside a tunnel in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. (Adel Hana/AP)

As Israel targets the tunnels used by Hamas, we take a look at tunnel warfare, from ancient Rome to today.

The Russian View Of What Happened To Flight MH17

July 21, 2014
A piece of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured in a field near the village of Grabove, in the region of Donetsk on July 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

While the West says pro-Russian separatists fired a missile that brought down the plane, the view in Russia is different.

Unpacking The Geo-Politics Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17

July 21, 2014
Toys and flowers are placed on the charred fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP)

The United States and Russia after the downed plane. We’ll unpack the politics and latest news. Plus: the latest from Gaza.

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