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July 29, 2014 | NPR · House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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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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Apr 9, 2014 — Brown takes a digital photo, turns it into audio waves, etches them onto a vinyl record and "plays" it back using a turntable.
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Jan 15, 2014 — More than 100 years ago, long before remote-controlled drones, a photographer used kites to capture aerial panoramic photographs.
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Jan 5, 2014 — What do the objects you keep say about you? And which ones, if any, are the ones you wouldn't want to live without?
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Dec 16, 2013 — Here's an awesome photo of an awesome organism with an awesome name. And we couldn't resist.
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Dec 12, 2013 — We asked you to photograph your commute. We had no idea you would make such connections!
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Dec 10, 2013 — Born five minutes apart, their lives couldn't be more different. And photography, in a way, has brought them together.
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Dec 9, 2013 — Sam Reinders is a photojournalist born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 13 when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. In the days after his death, Reinders walked the streets of her hometown and sent us this essay.
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Nov 21, 2013 — Paul Salopek has discovered that the best way to a storyteller is by foot.
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Nov 15, 2013 — It's that time of year. And in this month's photo assignment, we want to see what makes you happy.
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Nov 1, 2013 — Brandon Stanton challenges the conventional wisdom that you shouldn't talk to strangers.
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