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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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Oct 4, 2013 — Law enforcement authorities say the woman was Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn. The car they say she was driving rammed a security barrier at the White House, then took off toward the U.S. Capitol. There, police killed the driver.
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Aug 24, 2013 — Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Jul 29, 2013 — The woman allegedly splattered green paint on the organ at the National Cathedral. Paint was similarly splattered at the Lincoln Memorial last week.
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Sep 23, 2012 — Sounds of distress from the cub's mother, Mei Xiang, alerted panda-keepers, but it was too late. The cause of death is not yet known.
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Apr 9, 2011 — The National Cherry Blossom Festival turns Washington, D.C., into the camera capital of the nation.
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Feb 25, 2011 — Washington's mayor and city council president handed the city's congressional critics a lot more ammo in what had to be one of the worst weeks ever in the annals of the city's government. And that's really saying something since the city once saw a mayor arrested on drug charges.
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Dec 17, 2010 — The Defense Department responded Friday to the argument that the Army's Bradley Manning is being mistreated in military custody.
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Sep 15, 2010 — D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty seemed to be losing his primary contest to a fellow Democrat Vince Gray, showing that not all the anti-incumbency was Tea Party related.
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Aug 9, 2010 — Reality shows don't tend to do well when the casts and filming are based in Washington, D.C. But even though she's a frequent defender of the District, Sarah thinks this may not be such a bad thing. Maybe it's best not to encourage drama in D.C.
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