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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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Oct 1, 2013 — The magazine's special issue features images spanning the organization's storied career.
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Nov 22, 2011 — Fewer than 3,200 tigers exist in the wild. Photographer Steve Winter traveled to Asia to document their perilous situation.
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Sep 9, 2011Talk of the Nation will broadcast live from National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. on September 20, 2011. If you're in town, please join us for a discussion on the teenage brain and a conversation with explorers.
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Jul 15, 2011 — On assignment for National Geographic magazine, photographer Lynsey Addario went back to Baghdad for the first time since 2004. She discusses a motif that appears in her photos — and the remarkable changes she saw afoot.
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Mar 8, 2011 — National Geographic Channel's How Hard Can It Be? show decided to see if it could use balloons to float a whole house — just like in the Pixar movie Up. The answer: yes.
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Jan 25, 2011 — A National Geographic article about bird evolution is interesting; even more interesting are the portraits of feathers.
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Aug 5, 2010 — Steve Winter has an odd experience when he enters an Apple store. The elusive snow leopard, which he chased for 10 grueling months in northern India, is now everywhere. His tiger photos appear in this month's National Geographic magazine.
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Jun 17, 2008 — All about "uncontacted" tribes in the Amazon with explorer Scott Wallace.
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Apr 22, 2008 — Around the world with NPR and National Geographic.
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