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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 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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Congo

May 27, 2014 — The previously undiscovered expanse of ancient, partially decayed vegetation, could cover as much as 80,000 square miles.
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Mar 19, 2013 — Bosco Ntaganda showed up unexpectedly at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali. While officials puzzle out the details of transporting him to his new detention cell in The Hague, others are wondering if his former cohorts — still pillaging Eastern Congo — might use the arrest to broker their own impunity.
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Nov 21, 2012 — United Nations peacekeepers mostly stood aside as M23 rebels took control of Goma. The fighters are now vowing to move toward the country's capital, Kinshasa.
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Nov 19, 2012 — Tens of thousands of people have fled the city of Goma in eastern Congo, after an attack by militants who the Democratic Republic of Congo says are supported by Rwanda. The renewed fighting is the worst in recent years for the troubled area.
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Dec 3, 2011 — For his Infra series, Richard Mosse documented Congo with recently discontinued Kodak infrared film, and the outcome is something unexpected.
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Dec 17, 2007 — Is there a solution to the bloody fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
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