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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 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
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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Jun 5, 2014 — One hungry reporter goes on a quest to find out why his package of Peanut Butter M&M's weighs 0.06 ounces less than a package of Milk Chocolate M&M's.
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May 16, 2014 — Today on the show: The penny. And the strange spot it occupies in our economy. It's worth almost nothing, but not quite.
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May 7, 2014 — If you use the words to someone else's song to make money— do you have to give the songwriter some of that money?
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Apr 23, 2014 — Lou Caracciolo is trying to make high-quality wine from grapes he grows in New Jersey. But Jersey wine already has a reputation — and fancy isn't it
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Apr 18, 2014 — On today's show, we talk to designers and car company executives about one of the biggest technical challenges they face: making all the different governments happy.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The US is responding to Russian tanks, artillery and special forces with its own weapon: money.
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Mar 14, 2014 — The European Union wants U.S. cheese makers to stop calling their Parmesan cheese Parmesan cheese.
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Mar 14, 2014 — Why millions of Americans still haggle with car dealers in person, one brand at a time.
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Mar 12, 2014 — There's an obscure law that governs just about anything that travels by ship in the US - bananas, hairdryers, gasoline, even people.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Russia is the world's biggest exporter of natural gas, and the second-biggest exporter of oil.
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