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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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May 22, 2014 — GOP leadership decided against keeping an immigration-related provision in the defense authorization bill. But it kept one banning the Defense Department from participating in climate change research.
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Jan 15, 2014 — In a bipartisan compromise, lawmakers approved the 1,582-page spending bill. The Senate is expected to follow suit later this week.
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Oct 18, 2013 — Having successfully stared down congressional Republicans in the shutdown-debt ceiling fight, President Obama and his Democratic Party face almost no risk by turning to immigration. And it's the perfect vehicle for the president to cause congressional Republicans major indigestion.
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Oct 8, 2013 — The latest House Republican plan is to propose a supercommittee to work out a deal that would reopen government and raise the debt ceiling.
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Oct 2, 2013 — The shutdown and debt-ceiling fights appear to be merging... the hardline conservatives driving the House GOP leadership believe they are winning... It's Colorado Springs, not the Washington, DC area, with the largest percentage of its workforce receiving federal paychecks.
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Feb 15, 2012 — There'll still be plenty of disagreements. Compromise seems next to impossible on Democratic proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, for instance. But the congressional Republican leaders are clearly becoming more selective on where they draw the line.
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Sep 22, 2011 — Less than a day after the House voted down a spending bill that would keep the government open past the end of the month, Speaker John Boehner vowed Thursday that Congress would avert a government shutdown. But it was clear he wasn't exactly sure how.
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Jul 20, 2011 — In a story some version of which could probably have been written all the way back to the earliest Congresses, the New York Times notes that lawmakers of Congress who rail against federal spending in general tend to like it in their districts in particular.
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May 27, 2011 — House Republicans have gotten mired in a debate about their proposal to privatize Medicare. So they took steps to make sure voters don't think the majority party in the House is neglecting the job issue.
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Mar 14, 2011 — As the federal government approaches another shutdown, there's disagreement among House GOP freshman on whether they should hold out for all their spending cuts or compromise with Democrats.
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