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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 | 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.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · China has begun investigations into one of the country's senior politicians. Zhou Yongkang was a former domestic security chief, and he's suspected of "serious disciplinary violations."
 

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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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Jul 21, 2014 — Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco's poetry.
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Jul 9, 2014 — Also: the CIA style manual; Nancy Andreasen on the origins of creativity.
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Jul 2, 2014 — Also: The bench in Amsterdam where the main characters sit in the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is missing; a new poem by Joel Brouwer.
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Jun 27, 2014 — Also: Radio Open Source finds an old interview with David Foster Wallace in the WBUR archives; elevator criticism.
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Jun 23, 2014 — Also: Spanish police break up a suspected book-counterfeiting ring; notable books of the week.
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Jun 18, 2014 — The new entry into the smartphone arena offers unlimited cloud storage for photos and a 3-D camera with image stabilization.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.
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