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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · The novels of John le Carre have been reliable sources of compelling cinema. The new adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles.
 

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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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The Impact of War

Jul 24, 2014 — Army Pvt. Rob Jackson refused to accept a Silver Star for his service in the Vietnam War, uncomfortable receiving any awards after his comrades died in battle. Now, after more than four decades, he has changed his mind, accepting his Silver Star Thursday. He talks with Audie Cornish about his decision.
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Jul 21, 2014 — President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. It's the nation's highest medal for valor. Pitts single-handedly fought off a Taliban assault in Afghanistan back in 2008.
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Jul 11, 2014 — There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.
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Jun 29, 2014 — In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.
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Jun 20, 2014 — A new report by the Institute of Medicine rates the different treatments used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, also recommending areas for further research.
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Jun 15, 2014 — Arlington National Cemetery turns 150 years old on Sunday. It's known as the resting place of war heroes, but extraordinary civilians are buried there as well — here are the stories of three of them.
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Jun 14, 2014 — The medical team helping Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reintegrate into the Army says he is learning to make all the daily decisions he was denied during his imprisonment by the Taliban.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Five U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the result of what might have been friendly fire from an American plane. The deaths, if confirmed, would be the worst case of friendly fire in the war.
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Jun 9, 2014 — Before former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, he ordered an audit of the VA system, hoping to find how many hospitals were lying about wait times. The audit found that approximately 100,000 veterans are waiting too long for care at the VA.
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