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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 | 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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John F. Kennedy

Nov 22, 2013 — As the nation pauses to reflect on what happened in Dallas 50 years ago, we look back at his "ask not" speech. Watch the video and read his words.
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Jan 20, 2011 — JFK could stand up to the Soviet Union in his speech, but apparently not segregationists.
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Jan 20, 2011 — "Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country," the young president said. Watch again as he delivered the words that would inspire many.
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Dec 20, 2010 — The coffin that first held presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald should have been destroyed, not auctioned, Oswald's brother Robert said Monday.
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Nov 22, 2010 — It's been 47 years since the president was killed.
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Nov 8, 2010 — On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy won a close presidential election against Richard Nixon.  To mark the occasion, Life.com today released more than thirty previously unpublished photos of the campaign.
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Nov 1, 2010 — Ted Sorensen was John F. Kennedy's intellectual alter ego. He said presidents and their staffs must constantly keep in mind "how far out in front of the country you can move." The current occupants of the White House could learn from him.
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Oct 22, 2010 — On Oct. 22, 1962, President Kennedy announces a quarantine of Cuba, blocking additional Soviet warships from delivering missiles to the island.  It becomes the leading issue of the 1962 midterm elections.
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Jul 23, 2010 — On this day in 1962, President Kennedy, at his regular news conference, lashed out at congressional Republicans for opposing his agenda and vowed to campaign against them this fall in the midterm elections.
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Jul 16, 2010 — On this day in 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee for president, names Sen. Scoop Jackson of Washington to head up the DNC.  He also names his brother Robert as his campaign manager.
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