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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
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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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Sen. Scott Brown

Sep 25, 2012 — The tight U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is getting feistier. Republican Sen. Scott Brown is going on the offensive, running his first attack ad against his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren. Yet going negative is risky, thanks to an earlier agreement between the two candidates.
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Feb 17, 2012 — A roundup of some of Friday's political stories.
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Oct 6, 2011 — Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard University law professor and darling of liberals, was recently asked about a younger Sen. Scott Brown posing in the buff in Cosmopolitan magazine to help pay his college costs. She said she "didn't take her clothes off" to pay for college. On Thursday, Brown was on a Boston radio station when he was asked about Warren's comment." Thank God," he responded.
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Aug 25, 2011 — As far as political dirty tricks goes, it's certainly not on par with, say, what Richard Nixon and his team would dream up. Of course, they didn't have social media.
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Mar 7, 2011 — ThinkProgress, a liberal group, posted a video of Sen. Scott Brown asking billionaire David Koch for further campaign money. While ThinkProgress seems to suggest it's proof of something unseemly, it's actually the pretty standard request made by politicians, especially senators in expensive races.
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Aug 5, 2010 — Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he will vote against Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. Sticking to the Republican line, he says her that while she's "brilliant" that doesn't overcome what he called her lack of experience.
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