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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.
 

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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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Wael Ghonim

Jan 17, 2012 — The young Egyptian who became one of the faces of the Arab Spring says much more needs to be done to bring democracy to his country, but much has also already been achieved.
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Apr 21, 2011 — The young Egyptian became for many the face of the protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Others on Time's list include WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Tiger Mother author Amy Chua.
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Feb 10, 2011 — Warnings from Egypt's vice president and foreign minister, and reports about the military allegedly torturing some people, have protesters worried.
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Feb 9, 2011 — The crisis, in its 16th day, continues. Along with the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, there are reports of labor strikes in several places.
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Feb 9, 2011 — It's not clear that he wants the mantle of leadership, but many of Egypt's anti-government demonstrators would like to see the Google executive take on that role.
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Feb 8, 2011 — Wael Ghonim's emotional appearance on TV after spending 12 days in custody has given the movement added momentum. Today's anti-government turnout was among the largest since demonstrations began.
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Feb 7, 2011 — But accounts still differ on his status. The Google executive and political activist hasn't been heard from in more than a week.
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