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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.
 
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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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President George W. Bush

Jun 18, 2014 — Iraq has a long history of roiling American politics. And that doesn't appear likely to change anytime soon.
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Nov 13, 2013 — TV's most storied newsmagazine still hasn't explained just how it made such big mistakes on a story about the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that it was later forced to retract. The reason for that might be found in a single word: Memogate.
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Nov 8, 2013 — The recent history of White House apologies teaches us a lesson: Being president means never having to say you're sorry. At least not in a convincing, soulful, direct way.
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Sep 24, 2013 — Some conservative Republicans don't think a government shutdown will hurt them ... Former House GOP leaders say Speaker Boehner and his team have it far harder than they did ... George W. Bush defends the present golfer in chief.
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Jun 6, 2013 — There are days when that photo you can find on the Web of President Obama's and President George W. Bush's faces morphed into each other seems awfully apt.
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May 24, 2013 — If President Obama's newly recalibrated counterterrorism strategy demonstrates anything, it is his penchant for nuance.
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Apr 25, 2013 — As George W. Bush's presidential library opens, supporters of the 43rd president are convinced his reputation will improve. For that to happen, historians say, they need to get a look at the documents that the library houses — and that won't happen anytime soon.
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Sep 14, 2012 — Ann Romney dishes on a surprise she received several years ago while taking an unofficial tour of the president's place.
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Jul 31, 2012 — A political scientist observes that President Obama and his immediate White House predecessor, George W. Bush, spent a disproportionate amount of their first terms visiting battleground states.
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May 31, 2012 — It's a White House tradition that brings presidents and former presidents together in a rare non-partisan event.
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