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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
 

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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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May 17, 2014 — Life's many entanglements are demanding, never more so than now. Commentator Alva NoŽ finds himself fantasizing about what it would be like to suddenly and unexpectedly be cut free from those ties.
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Feb 28, 2014 — Could it be that we are living in a giant, convincing simulation? If so, we've got a lot to be mad about, says commentator Alva NoŽ.
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Oct 31, 2013 — The U.S. Navy officer is listed as "prospective commanding officer" of the newly launched USS Zumwalt.
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Apr 8, 2013 — The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actress almost passed on the role — just like Nichelle Nichols, the woman who made it famous.
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Mar 1, 2013 — He can't do a "Jedi mind meld" with Republicans, Obama said. To which fans of Star Trek and Star Wars immediately said he was mixing metaphors.
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Nov 12, 2012 — This past election may have been about jobs. But there was a more profound question at issue: coming to grips with the collapse of the myth that we all go it alone. Commentator Alva NoŽ says this myth has distorted our politics and that President Obama was right to take aim at it.
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Jul 25, 2012 — Contributor Adam Frank has an op-ed in The New York Times that argues we're not going to be traveling the cosmos any time soon, if ever.
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Jan 14, 2011 — Nichelle Nichols, who was "Lt. Uhura" in the '60s TV classic and later movies, says she was ready to leave the show after its first season — until Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told her to keep playing that groundbreaking character.
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May 6, 2009 — Eagerly anticipating the Star Trek movie...
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