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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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Sandwich Mondays

Oct 15, 2012 — Sandwich Monday has moved. We're fattening up other NPR blogs now.
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Oct 1, 2012 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat a pepperoni sandwich that can last forever.
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Sep 24, 2012 — This week, we eat a sandwich that's like a burger, if the burger had exploded. Mmm. Meat pebbles.
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Sep 10, 2012 — This week, Peter remembers a sandwich of his youth: Hebrew National salami on white bread with sweet pickle relish. It tastes strongly of nostalgia. Tell us about the Sandwiches Of Your Youth.
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Aug 27, 2012 — Sandwich Monday is on vacation.
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Aug 20, 2012 — Some members of the Sandwich Monday crew are doing a 5K tonight. To get ready, we made a sandwich comprised entirely of energy bars and gels. It adds up to 1,200 calories, more than twice that of a Big Mac.
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Aug 13, 2012 — A recipe for bacon s'mores has been making its way around the Internet today, prompting many people to wonder how they hadn't thought of it before. It was probably like this when a caveman first figured out the wheel and put something about it on his blog.
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Aug 6, 2012 — This week, our intern shares her family's recipe for Extreme Ice Cream Sandwiches: Make cookies, bake them for only four minutes, freeze them, and then put ice cream in between. It's like cookie dough ice cream, reversed. Genius.
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Jul 23, 2012 — Forget everything you ever knew about buns: This week, we eat a burger in between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Jul 16, 2012 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we let an invasive pest invade our mouths.
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