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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.
 
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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.
 

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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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Feb 12, 2014 — "I want to start by saying thank you," New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tells fans. The idea of Jeter retiring from pro ball has been a subject of debate in recent years, driven in part by his age and a nagging ankle injury.
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Jan 31, 2014 — Can you choose to be a fan? Not really. Not if you're honest with yourself. As the philosopher David Papineau notes, choosing a team isn't like choosing a washing machine. With the Super Bowl looming, and his family taking sides, commentator Alva NoŽ tries to define what it means to be support a team.
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Sep 25, 2013 — The first 18,000 fans were supposed to get jiggly statues of their soon-to-be retired star. But the bobbleheads didn't arrive on time. When they did, there were long lines and hot tempers. What's more, the Yanks lost. All in all, it was a night to fuhgeddabout.
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Aug 5, 2013 — In his first at-bat following Monday's announcement of a 211-game suspension, the crowd in Chicago let the Yankee know what they thought of him.
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Oct 18, 2012 — The Tigers won 8-1 for a four-game sweep of the American League championship series. It's their second trip to the World Series in seven years. They'll face either defending champions St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
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Oct 11, 2012 — Jerry Girardi, 81, had Alzheimer's. His son Joe, the Yankees manager, has said his father "was always there for me" and helped instill in him a love for baseball.
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Jul 24, 2012 — Ichiro Suzuki was the face of the Seattle franchise since coming to the team from Japan in 2001. Monday, he was traded to the Yankees — who were in Seattle to play the Mariners. After a bow to the crowd, Ichiro stroked a hit for his new team.
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May 4, 2012 — The greatest "closer" in Major League Baseball was chasing a fly ball during batting practice when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
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Aug 26, 2011 — The Yanks' Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each cleared the bases in a 22-9 pasting of the Oakland A's. No Major League team had ever hit more than two grand slams in one game.
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Jul 14, 2011 — Companies are lining up to help out Christian Lopez, the fan who graciously returned the historic baseball — and might have to pay a hefty tax bill because of the gifts he got in return.
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