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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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Jul 18, 2014 — County clerks are making news by defying the state's gay-marriage ban, but Clela Rorex got there first. Decades ago, she issued a groundbreaking license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Kai Leigh Harriott was paralyzed by a stray bullet when she was 3. Her sister, Aja David, was baby-sitting her at the time. The incident was tragic, but it also strengthened their connection.
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Nov 27, 2013 — Since 2008, StoryCorps has celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving with the National Day of Listening. For some tips on how to have have a personal interview with a loved ones this Friday, we went to "The Sunday Conversation" founder, Weekend Edition Host Rachel Martin.
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Oct 28, 2013 — Let's just have a nice laugh about crying. We asked StoryCorps fans to share their best 'cry faces' with us last week, and here are a few of our favorite submissions.
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Oct 25, 2013 — Find out how to share your own story with StoryCorps both online and in person at a StoryCorps studio.
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Oct 24, 2013 — Have you shed some (or many) tears listening to StoryCorps? You're not alone. To celebrate 10 years of StoryCorps, let's all have a good cry together, shall we? Share your StoryCorps waterworks with NPR.
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Oct 23, 2013 — Today the much-loved and notoriously tear-jerking oral history project StoryCorps celebrates its 10th anniversary. See photos of the evolution of StoryCorps, and learn some fun facts from the last decade of interviews, MobileBooth stops and more. It's #StoryCorps10.
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Oct 21, 2013 — This week marks the 10th anniversary of the oral history project, and in that time StoryCorps has built up one of the largest collections of human voices ever gathered. To celebrate, we'll be tooting the StoryCorps horn all week, starting with a ProFile of the project's founder, David Isay.
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Dec 19, 2012 — Each month, Weekend Edition Saturday celebrates stories of families of the 2.4 million who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years. In partnership with StoryCorps the Military Voices Initiative amplifies their voices and lets them know that we as a nation are listening.
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Nov 20, 2012 — For this year's fifth annual National Day of Listening, StoryCorps has chosen to highlight the stories of veterans, active duty military and their families. Here at NPR we're also sharing a few stories of veterans and their family from our staff.
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