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August 1, 2014 | NPR · CIA director John Brennan apologized to the chairman of the Senate committee that oversees the agency. Sen. Dianne Feinstein had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it, but an inquiry concluded that some CIA officials had in fact done so.
 
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July 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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Approaching the Bench

Aug 5, 2010 — Two people came close to predicting how the Senate would vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. But no one got the exact tally ... and thus no one wins the official Political Junkie contest.
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Aug 5, 2010 — The 37 votes in the Senate against the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court is the 6th highest of any court nominee since World War II, and the 3rd highest for those who were confirmed.
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Aug 5, 2010 — The U.S. Senate votes to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court by a vote of 63-37. Five Republicans voted in favor; one Democrat voted against.
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Jul 20, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court fell on strict party lines ... except for Sen. Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican voted in her favor.
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Jul 19, 2010 — The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a vote that is assured of passing. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, hasn't ruled out a filibuster.
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Jun 29, 2010 — Republicans say that Elena Kagan's clerking for the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall belies a liberal/activist bias.
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Jun 28, 2010 — Barring some bombshell, Elena Kagan is likely to be confirmed as the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice.
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Jun 21, 2010 — With the confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan's nomination for the Supreme Court commending on Monday, the deadline to send your prediction on the final Senate vote is Friday, June 25.
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Jun 8, 2010 — Be the first to correctly guess the full Senate vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and you can win a genuine Geraldine Ferraro for Congress campaign button from 1978.
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May 10, 2010 — President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Already Kagan is proving to be a potential issue in the 2010 midterm elections.
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