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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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Jun 29, 2012 — Back when President Obama was urging Congress to pass his health care law, he rejected claims that the penalty for not obtaining insurance would amount to a tax. On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts begged to differ — while using the tax classification to save the law. And Republicans pounced.
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Feb 2, 2011 — If any of the "outrageous violence" in Egypt today was "instigated" by that nation's government, "it should stop immediately," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs just told reporters.
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Jan 31, 2011 — Asked if the U.S. wants the Egyptian leader to step down, he says that's not for America to say — but that the administration wants to see a "transition" to greater democracy in Egypt.
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Jan 13, 2011 — When the correspondent asked today if "freedom of a deranged mind to react in a violent way" is part of what it means to be an American, the White House spokesman firmly rejected such talk.
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Jan 5, 2011 — President Obama issued a statement that underscores Robert Gibbs' continuing role as a key adviser. Obama said: "I think it's natural for him to want to step back, reflect and retool... It doesn't change the important role" Gibbs plays.
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Jan 5, 2011 — President Obama's spokesman is expected to work on the president's 2012 campaign. He's one of several long-time aides who are leaving the White House for other roles.
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Nov 8, 2010 — Obama's aide Gibbs threatened to end a meeting between Obama and India's PM over media access. Indian officials denied access to the several members of the White House press pool which angered Gibbs. It wasn't the first time he had such a run-in.
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Jul 30, 2010 — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs implored WikiLeaks to not publish more Afghan secrets.
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Jul 21, 2010 — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs offered ex-USDA official Shirley Sherrod an apology.
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Jun 17, 2010 — After causing an uproar this morning by accusing the White House of organizing a "$20 billion shakedown" of BP, Rep. Joe Barton is now saying he's sorry.
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