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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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Nov 10, 2008 — The juiciest campaign secrets — before we bid farewell to the '08 presidential race.
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Oct 28, 2008 — Many Muslim Americans say they've been ignored by both major party candidates for president, and worry that they've been painted as terrorists in the course of the campaign.
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Oct 23, 2008 — Are you one of the people who, for some reason, are not planning to vote in this year's historic presidential election? We'd love to know your reason — and it could be any reason!
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Oct 14, 2008 — WWID — What Would I Do?
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Oct 10, 2008 — Racial tones become louder in presidential race.
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Oct 9, 2008 — What's it take to win in Ohio?
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Oct 7, 2008 — Time to bone up for tonight's debate: NPR reporters bring you up to speed on the candidates' takes plans for Social Security, health care, and education.
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Sep 8, 2008 — If Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) were president, what would America's role in the world be?
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Jul 30, 2008 — NPR's political editor Ken Rudin joins us to talk about the presidential campaign, and other political news. And this week is spicy, spicy!
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Jul 8, 2008 — How old is too old to be President?
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