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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · The novels of John le Carre have been reliable sources of compelling cinema. The new adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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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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In Memoriam

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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Dec 29, 2010 — A comprehensive list of lawmakers, journalists, campaign advisers and family members who died in 2010, and who for the most part helped make politics an honorable profession.
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Dec 7, 2010 — After battling breast cancer for years, Elizabeth Edwards succumbed to the disease on Tuesday.  Having lost a teenage son to an automobile accident, and having endured the public humiliation of her philandering husband, she never lost her dignity.
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Sep 11, 2010 — Professor Ronald Walters, a professor at the University of Maryland who was one of the nation's most foremost authorities on race and the politics of race, died Friday night at the age of 72.
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Jul 23, 2010 — Daniel Schorr, NPR's senior news analyst and a legend in the field of journalism, is dead at 93.
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Jul 15, 2010 — Elise Boulding, a long time battler for peace, died last month at the age of 89.  She also waged a write-in campaign for Congress from Michigan in 1966, the subject of a reader's question.
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Jul 1, 2010 — As Senator Robert Byrd lies in repose in the Senate chamber, a question: what is the difference between "lying in repose" and "lying in state"?
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Jun 29, 2010 — The office of the late Sen. Robert Byrd has released a schedule of his memorial service in both the Senate and West Virginia, with a burial in Virginia on Tuesday, July 6.
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Jun 28, 2010 — The Senate's longest serving member, Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, is dead, at age 92.  Gov. Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, will name his successor, but he says he will not select himself.
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Jun 3, 2010 — Remembering Gary Coleman, who died recently, and who ran a mostly-forgotten campaign for governor of California during the recall election of 2003.
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