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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · The novels of John le Carre have been reliable sources of compelling cinema. The new adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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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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Simple Pleasures

Aug 14, 2013 — A cabaret singer channeling everyone from Adele to Julie Andrews has racked up a million-plus YouTube plays since her video went up Aug. 11. Herewith, a few questions for Christina Bianco, who turns out to have an NPR connection.
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Feb 3, 2012 — Nothing classes up a Super Bowl party as effortlessly as some high-quality cheese. And nothing goes better with cheese than beer, says brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He shares a list of beers and cheeses that taste great together.
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Nov 2, 2011 — An SNL writer interviews closeted guests. No, silly: guests in an actual closet, with clothes and things.
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Aug 26, 2011 — As a rough weather weekend looms, we take a look at how to deal with the minor but wearing irritation of losing power and entertaining yourself and your family.
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Aug 12, 2011 — The film that proved well-endowed at the Asian box office has arrived in America for a titillating limited release. If you like your softcore skin flicks with lots of fight scenes, phallus-mishandling and cheesy 3-D effects (of the non-perverted variety), maybe this carnal curio is for you.
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Jul 15, 2011 — In honor of one year of podcasting, we're proposing a brand-new holiday in which you say really nice things to everyone you know. But wait! Don't turn it off! Stephen Thompson makes the argument for Appreciation Day.
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Jun 10, 2011 — Linton Weeks looks at the art of the thank-you, as seen through a new piece of commentary, an old piece of commentary, and an entire website (turned book) that focuses on saying thank you.
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Jun 2, 2011 — Tonight, we'll be chatting live with you about the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Can you spell "hooray"? We knew you could.
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Mar 10, 2011 — We conclude our day of Simple Pleasures with one of the very best: a magical dance from Gene Kelly.
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Mar 10, 2011 — We suggest a great podcast starring John Hodgman, in which he judges a dispute about potluck dinners.
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