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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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Sep 8, 2011National Journal provides more evidence of the long odds President Obama faces in trying to get his jobs proposals through Congress. Many inside the Beltway Republicans polled by the news outlet say jobs legislation just isn't a priority for them.
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Jun 2, 2011 — If you're seeking your party's nomination to run against a sitting president of the opposite party, one of the best arguments you can make is that your candidacy would be the one most feared by the incumbent.
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Apr 1, 2011 — National Journal's interactive view of the West Wing is worth spending a few minutes on
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Feb 23, 2011 — Charlie Cook, congressional campaign analyst, predicts Democrats won't regain House control soon.
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Dec 7, 2010 — National Journal writers say the Obama-GOP tax deal fails to bring certainty or deficit reduction. Not only does it add to the deficit but because many of the tax features are temporary, business people and investors can still plan only so far out.
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Jun 23, 2010 — The Rolling Stone magazine piece on Gen. Stanley McCrystal will likely chill military-media ties.
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Feb 25, 2008 — On the lookout for substantive disagreements between Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.)...
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