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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Tell Me More About Black History

Feb 27, 2009 — In the final installment of the series Tell Me More About Black History, writer Kai Wright revisits a speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence." Wright tells how the revolutionary speech triggered strong reactions in Washington.
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Feb 25, 2009 — Afro-Latino culture was in the news this past week with the death of Gilberto Miguel Calderon, who was known by his showbiz name: Joe Cuba. Cuba's music was an organic, cross-cultural reflection of how Afro-Latinos in this country have one foot in both cultures. Felix Contreras explains how Joe Cuba and others did it.
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Feb 24, 2009 — In the latest Tell Me More salute to Black History Month, writer Kai Wright reflects on the historic candidacy and election of President Barack Obama.
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Feb 17, 2009 — February is Black History Month. As part of the program's special series, Tell Me More About Black History, writer Kai Wright talks about the final days of the Civil War.
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Feb 10, 2009 — In this week's Black History Month salute, writer Kai Wright tells how freed blacks in northern cities quickly discovered ways to become politically engaged. In 1817, thousands of blacks in Philadelphia made a statement to whites by unifying to boldly renounce unjust practices rooted in slavery.
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Feb 3, 2009 — February is Black History Month. As the nation recognizes the experiences and achievements of African-Americans, writer Kai Wright reads from a rare first-hand account of slavery's middle passage.
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