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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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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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Jun 2, 2014 — Authorities say a Maryland letter carrier stole Netflix DVDs, along with medicine and other items, including Mother's Day cards. The haul was stockpiled in his house, they say.
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Oct 26, 2010 — An accused murderer representing himself in court was testing the accuracy of a witness's memory when the tactic backfired. The witness, a part-time artist, said she recognized suspected killer Melvin Forte's face from the area of the crime scene.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been found guilty on just 1 of 24 counts he was charged with. The judge says he will ask for a mistrial on the remaining charges; the government pledges to retry their case.
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Jul 29, 2010 — The last thing the Democrats want as they head into the fall elections is for the GOP to be able to use the "culture of corruption" charge, which brought the Dems to power in 2006, against them. And so they wish the Rangel case would go away.
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Jul 23, 2010 — Democrats who breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing the Blagojevich trial come to an unexpected end in Illinois now are nervous about another potential ethics stain on the party: charges leveled against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York.
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Jun 30, 2010 — The Portland Oregonian is reporting that city police have decided to re-open an investigation into a charge by a massage therapist that Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006.
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May 26, 2010 — Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to name a special prosecutor to see if laws were broken when the White House offered a job to Joe Sestak to get him out of the Pennsylvania Senate race.
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Apr 26, 2010 — Arizona has passed the strictest immigration measure in the nation. Will it finally get Congress to act on the issue?
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Feb 23, 2010 — Former Rep. James Traficant, an Ohio Democrat-turned-independent, may run for Congress again ... now that he's out of prison.
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Feb 9, 2010 — Different approaches taken by the three leading New York City newspapers to an alleged scandal — certainly rumors — involving Gov. David Paterson.
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