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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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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Culturetopia

Mar 15, 2012 — Mike Nichols, the cultural politics of Zumba, and a fond tip of the hat to the theatrical curtain call — this week in the best of NPR Arts.
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Mar 8, 2012 — This week: Uruguay's choral music, a Martin Luther King, Jr. misquote, and a huge box office haul.
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Mar 1, 2012 — This week: A pianist on the "jazz backbone," a drummer showing off the beat, and the tricky question of parsing works by Rihanna and Chris Brown.
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Feb 10, 2012 — This week: RuPaul, Don Cornelius, and a lost speech from Malcolm X.
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Jan 13, 2012 — This week: A band considers selling a highly coveted domain name, a world music master running for president of his home country, and a pop singer who got surprising attention for endorsing Ron Paul.
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Dec 23, 2011 — On this week's arts roundup: music interviews about communities, fathers, and the drama of winter.
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Dec 15, 2011 — On this week's arts and culture roundup: Remembering Harry Morgan, a thematic link between two very different movies, and how you keep your band going without an electric guitar.
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Dec 1, 2011 — This week's arts roundup brings you to some of the Oscar-friendly films out these days, from a Marilyn Monroe biopic to a silent film that's already gathering awards. All this, plus a visit with the Muppets.
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Nov 18, 2011 — Spotify, Ayn Rand, and Leonardo DiCaprio, on this week's arts and culture podcast.
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Oct 27, 2011 — On this week's arts and culture podcast: Amy Poehler talks about playing politics, we consider the art of the brand, and we hear alt-rock in English and Spanish.
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