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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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May 26, 2014 — Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.
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Jul 31, 2013 — Mothers are breast-feeding longer, according to a new federal report. But many moms don't get help learning how to breast-feed, and hospitals sabotage their efforts by giving healthy babies formula and giving parents free formula samples.
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May 12, 2012 — The Time magazine cover of a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old unleashed a deluge of opinions. What is it about the image that makes people squirm, the child's age or just breastfeeding at all?
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Mar 9, 2011 — Nearly two weeks after seizing two samples for testing, a British council has given the okay to the sale of ice cream made from mothers' breast milk.
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Feb 25, 2011 — Anyone pining for some ice cream in London now has an unusual option to consider: ice cream made from mothers' breast milk. The Icecreamists shop has made headlines for using milk from as many as 15 women to make its new "Baby Gaga" flavor.
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May 5, 2009 — Save the eye roll, please. I am sure there are people for whom this conversation means nothing or is distatesful but, you know what? If you were born (and if you're reading this, I know you have been), then your mother had to make a decision about...
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