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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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Dec 10, 2013 — A recent op-ed from a centrist Democratic think tank reignited an intraparty fight over the political pluses and perils of economic populism. But there are good reasons why we're unlikely to see a repeat of the battles of the mid-1980s.
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May 23, 2013 — Also: Amazon to begin publishing fan fiction; Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren are writing books; Keith Richards' exorbitant library fines.
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Feb 14, 2013 — Warren made her debut at the Senate Banking Committee hearing, where a simple question stumped federal regulators. She asked Securities and Exchange Commission regulators when was the last time they took a big bank to trial.
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Jan 4, 2013 — The Massachusetts Republican left Congress this week after losing in a contentious race to Democrat Elizabeth Warren. But if John Kerry is confirmed as the next secretary of state, Scott Brown could be back on the campaign trail in weeks.
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Oct 7, 2012 — Despite the state's liberal reputation, voters there have never elected a woman to the U.S. Senate or the governor's office. Next month, control of the Senate may hinge on whether Massachusetts will vote for a woman, as Democrat Elizabeth Warren challenges incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.
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Sep 26, 2012 — The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation is calling on Massachusetts senator to apologize for a video that allegedly shows members of his staff imitating "stereotypical 'war whoops chants.'" Brown has said he doesn't condone the actions.
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Sep 25, 2012 — The tight U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is getting feistier. Republican Sen. Scott Brown is going on the offensive, running his first attack ad against his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren. Yet going negative is risky, thanks to an earlier agreement between the two candidates.
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Sep 6, 2012 — A classic Bill Clinton speech, a defense of Obamacare from women and a platform distraction were highlights from the DNC in Charlotte.
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Jun 2, 2012 — Warren secured more than 95 percent of the delegate vote at the state's Democratic Convention, clearing the way for her to focus solely on incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.
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May 16, 2012 — U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage seem uneasy to swallow. But why? What does it take to be considered an ethnic minority, and what does the controversy say about the way we judge ethnic backgrounds?
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