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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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Jul 19, 2013 — The recent protests in Brazil highlighted poor public transportation services. Now, politicians who rely on frequent helicopter flights, even for short trips, are under scrutiny.
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Jun 18, 2013 — After police broke up the protests in Turkey's Taksim Square over the weekend, a new protest has sprung up — but this one is still and silent. A lone man stood motionless in the square for six hours overnight, and soon many others decided to join the "standing man."
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Jun 11, 2013 — As Tuesday night wore into Wednesday morning, Turkish riot police clashed with demonstrators in Istanbul's Taksim Square. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said, "for those who want to continue with the incidents I say: 'It's over.' As of now we have no tolerance for them."
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Jan 27, 2013 — At least three people are reported dead. The funerals were being held for 35 people killed Saturday in anti-government rioting. The violence erupted after an Egyptian court sentenced 21 people to death for their role in a deadly soccer riot last year.
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Dec 22, 2012 — Waves of angry demonstrators in New Delhi were repelled by tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they marched on the president's residence to protest the brutal attack on a 23-year-old student on a bus last weekend.
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Sep 17, 2012 — "Something has gone wrong in the Muslim world," says the author of The Satanic Verses, who has been marked by a "death sentence" for more than two decades. The latest anti-American protests, which spread to Kabul today, are evidence of that in his view.
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Sep 15, 2012 — A controversy that has lasted decades boiled over this past week, spilling into China's streets Saturday. Thousands demonstrated in one of the biggest protests in Beijing in recent years.
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Oct 5, 2011 — Occupy Wall Street is getting a shot in the arm, as some of America's largest unions and several key Democrats have supported the movement. The gain in momentum comes as offshoots of the original Manhattan group plan marches and protests around the nation.
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Sep 27, 2011All Things Considered will air a segment on the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.
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Sep 26, 2011 — The executive editor of news explains why NPR hasn't aired a segment yet on "Occupy Wall Street." Ralph Nader, meanwhile, calls.
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