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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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A Look Back in Politics

Nov 4, 2013 — Maine Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud's announcement Monday that he's gay is expected to have little effect on his run for governor — except, perhaps, when it comes to the money race.
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Apr 2, 2013 — Authorities allege that state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D) tried to bribe some GOP officials — and that they were willing to take his money. Smith has said he is innocent.
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Mar 28, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics and a pilot sheds light on life in the cockpit. In the second hour, background checks and social media, and the new short biography Hitler.
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Dec 27, 2011 — Former first lady Betty Ford, vice presidential nominees Geraldine Ferraro and Sargent Shriver, and former giants from the Senate, including Charles Percy and Mark Hatfield, are among those from the political world who died in the past year.
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Jan 25, 2011 — In Political Junkie: Previewing Obama's State of the Union address, a new wrinkle in Rahm Emanuel's plan to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus: winners are named in the 2010 election contest!
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Dec 17, 2010 — On this day in 2007, Joe Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for VP in 2000, endorses Republican Sen. John McCain for president.
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Dec 3, 2010 — On this day in 1991, John Sununu, President Bush's chief of staff who had become a political liability for the White House, announces his resignation.
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Nov 19, 2010 — On this day in 1986, President Reagan holds a news conference insisting, as he has before, that the money sent to Iran was to encourage moderates in that country and not to be used to free U.S. hostages being held by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
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Nov 12, 2010 — On this day in 1975, Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Supreme Court longer than anyone in history, retires.
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Oct 22, 2010 — On Oct. 22, 1962, President Kennedy announces a quarantine of Cuba, blocking additional Soviet warships from delivering missiles to the island.  It becomes the leading issue of the 1962 midterm elections.
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