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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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Ken Rudin

Jan 6, 2012 — Mitt Romney may have come in first but got no delegates in the Iowa caucuses. So one discriminating listener says no one can be declared a 'winner.' NPR's Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, answers. Just when you thought you were caucused out.
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Jun 11, 2010 — Everything you always wanted to know about Political Junkie Ken Rudin, but were (understandably) afraid to ask.  An interview in Media Bistro's FishbowlDC.
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Oct 23, 2009 — NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin said a "boneheaded" thing on Talk of the Nation on Oct. 21, and now he's apologizing.
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Jul 30, 2009 — NPR journalists face ethical challenges everyday. Please join me in watching a video discussion on whether NPR journalists should march in gay pride parades.
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Jun 25, 2009 — Play-by-play of the South Carolina governor's startling announcement, from The Political Junkie.
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Apr 21, 2009 — The No-Prize Winners Gallery!
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Nov 5, 2008 — President-elect Barack Obama is the nation's first black president. What does this moment mean to you?
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Oct 22, 2008 — Polls, swing states, polls, major money, and more polls. What do the candidates need to do in the next 13 days to win this thing?
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Sep 24, 2008 — The Political Junkie with guest host Lynn Neary.
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Sep 3, 2008 — On the trail with The Political Junkie.
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