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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 · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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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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Jul 21, 2014 — The Walkmen went on hiatus at the end of 2013. In this three-song set, singer Hamilton Leithauser demonstrates that he's lost none of his power, even as he's matured and loosened as a performer.
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Jul 15, 2014 — The former lead singer of The Distillers and Spinnerette has a sandpaper- and velvet-tinged voice that speaks to rebellious young punks. Watch her perform a personal anthem, "Dressed in Dreams."
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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 19, 2014 — Anderson knows where American guitar music has been and where it is now. But mostly, she just wants to kick up some dirt, here with a Rev. Gary Davis deconstruction and a Stratocaster hoedown.
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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 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 14, 2014 — The singer-songwriter has a magnificent way with words and phrasing, not to mention a country-music lineage that fills her with pride and guides her poignancy and subject matter.
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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 7, 2014 — Two saxophonists and a drummer call what they make "cave music" — but it's just as powerful at the Tiny Desk. See the trio blend elements of jazz, rock and aggressive dance tracks.
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