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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 29, 2014 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.
 

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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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100 Words: Photographers Speak

Jun 11, 2013 — Photographer Joao Pina is traveling around South America, gathering portraits and testaments about a dark chapter in history.
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Jun 4, 2013 — Giovanni Cocco has a sister named Monia, who has been disabled since birth. He says photographing her is a way to understand her.
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May 14, 2013 — Photographer Hajime Kimura says he hopes to bring awareness "to the life and use of horses in Japan."
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Apr 24, 2013 — A young photographer documents Mongolia, portraying a changing economic and cultural landscape.
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Feb 8, 2013 — Above Russia's Arctic Circle are cities that were built on the coal industry, and are fading in its wake.
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Jan 23, 2013 — A photo essay explores how young girls face questions about identity in a country that's redefining itself.
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Jan 10, 2013 — Photographer Roberto Guerra shares a few words on his project documenting the construction of an expansive new highway.
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Oct 26, 2012 — In 2008, a group of women moved to Bolinas, Calif., hoping to live closer to the land. Photographer Rachel Barrett describes her experience documenting that community.
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Sep 5, 2012 — By moving your perspective slightly, you might find a whole new story.
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Jul 2, 2012 — A New England photographer reflects on his documentary about the local farming community.
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