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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.
 
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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 | 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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Martin Luther King Jr

Aug 28, 2013 — Chicago Pastor Archibald Carey Jr. ended his address to the 1952 GOP convention with a call to "let freedom ring" that King would echo in 1963 at the March on Washington. Decades later, a recording of Carey's address has been found.
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Aug 24, 2013 — Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Aug 23, 2013 — Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted, limiting its presence online. One organization, however, has decided to provide ready access to the video.
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Dec 11, 2012 — The quote will be removed instead of replaced to avoid harming the monument's structural integrity. Critics, including poet Maya Angelou, had criticized the current iteration of the "Drum Major" quote, saying it made King sound arrogant.
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Jan 16, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how super PACs are changing presidential campaigns, and on the Opinion Page, Thomas Pickering explains why the U.S. should engage in more diplomacy in Iran. In the second hour, what we are learning about alcohol use, and the 'I Have a Dream' speech.
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May 4, 2011 — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first "Freedom Ride" — a test of anti-discrimination laws in the south.
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Jan 17, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation,  parents of children who have committed a violent crime, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.  In our second hour, Andrew Johnson, and "the Arab status quo."
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May 19, 2008 — Controversy on the National Mall.
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