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July 23, 2014 | NPR · A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Sep 10, 2010 — Seventeen days after the primary, we now have a winner in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary:  It is State Senate President Peter Shumlin.
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Sep 10, 2010 — If Washington, D.C., has improved in the four years since Adrian Fenty was elected mayor, then why is he in trouble in Tuesday's primary?  Most polls show him losing to D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, apparently defeated in her bid for another term in the Aug. 24 GOP primary — she conceded the race last week — may have a change of heart.  She is considering all options, including remaining on the ballot in some way.
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Sep 7, 2010 — It's been two months since our last review of the 37 Senate races at stake, and the news is less favorable for the Democrats.  And if the trends continue, the Republicans have a legitimate shot at capturing a majority; they need a net of 10.
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Sep 2, 2010 — Jaw-Dropping Video: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, presumably comfortable in front of an audience, had a brain freeze during her debate with Democratic opponent Terry Goddard.
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Sep 2, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her primary battle with challenger Joe Miller.  But what if — for argument's sake — the remaining votes all went to Murkowski?  Would she win, even if she conceded?
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Aug 31, 2010 — In a startling turnabout of political fortune, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the odds-on favorite to win another term, has conceded defeat to her Aug. 24 primary rival, Tea Party-backed Joe Miller.
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Aug 31, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has picked up some votes in the first day of counting absentees in her stunningly close primary battle with challenger Joe Miller.  But there may not be enough votes out there for her to win in the end.
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Aug 30, 2010 — James Traficant, the former Ohio Democratic congressman who was expelled in 2002 on corruption charges, now looks like he will make the ballot in his state's 17th Congressional District as an independent.
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Aug 28, 2010 — In the Louisiana Senate primary, GOP incumbent David Vitter will face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) in November.  In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic primary for the seat long held by Robert Byrd, and will face John Raese (R).
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