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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 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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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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New Mexico

Apr 24, 2014 — The Feb. 14 release of radioactive material at the facility in New Mexico that contaminated 21 workers was due to poor management and lack of oversight, the Department of Energy says.
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Dec 19, 2013 — The state's Supreme Court unanimously ruled to validate a practice that had started on the county level in the absence of a specific state law.
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Oct 4, 2013 — New Mexico's 27 dishes as well as a 100-meter antenna in West Virginia are among the National Science Foundation-funded telescopes that are being pointed upright into the "stow" position, preventing astronomers from continuing their work.
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Jun 20, 2012 — These may look like simple landscape photos — but they are actually a study of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Aug 4, 2011 — If there were such a thing a mayor school, Sunland Park, NM Mayor Martin Resendiz would make a good case study of how not to conduct city business. The mayor admitted in a court document that he was drunk when he signed nine contracts with a company that later sued for payment.
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Feb 18, 2011 — Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico will retire, putting another Democratic seat in play. Bingaman chairs the Senate Energy Committee.
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