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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 29, 2014 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.
 
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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Jun 6, 2014 — Also: Ruth Graham says adults should be "embarrassed" to read YA novels; a judge ends Harper Lee's lawsuit against hometown museum.
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May 19, 2014 — The world's failure to come to terms with global warming is also the source of some very funny comedy, says Commentator Tania Lombrozo.
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Apr 10, 2014 — The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.
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Apr 1, 2014 — In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."
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Nov 22, 2013 — Google and Warner Bros. have teamed up to create an interactive experience. It's been launched in advance of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, part two of director Peter Jackson's movie trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book.
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Jun 20, 2013 — Colbert dedicated the first four minutes of his show to honor his late mother, Lorna Colbert.
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Jan 24, 2013 — It was nice of Stephen to show our post about Beyonce on his show Wednesday night. But where was The Two-Way logo? And what about your faithful blogger's name? It was behind a graphic! Who's not recognizing us now?
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Dec 17, 2012 — Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is stepping down to be president of the Heritage Foundation. Scott is a freshman congressman and will be the Senate's only African-American.
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Dec 8, 2012 — Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat; comedian Stephen Colbert is politely but firmly rejected as a potential senator to succeed retiring Republican Jim DeMint because he forgot what South Carolina's state drink is.
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Jul 16, 2012 — Colbert on aliens.
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