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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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2012 presidential campaign

Mar 14, 2013 — Bartender Scott Prouty has stepped out of the shadows. The recording he made shook up the 2012 presidential campaign. Republican Mitt Romney's bid for the White House was dealt a blow. Now Prouty is telling liberal newssites about what he did.
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Jan 4, 2013 — At a joint session of Congress, the Electoral College votes from each state were read aloud.
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Dec 24, 2012 — The 2012 Republican presidential nominee had to be convinced by his family to get into the race, his son tells the Boston Globe. "He wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life," Tagg Romney says.
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Nov 28, 2012 — It will be the 2012 contenders' first meeting since the presidential election. President Obama had previously said he hoped to work with his Republican challenger on some issues.
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Nov 10, 2012 — Florida officials said the president had 50 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 percent. His win of the state's 29 electoral votes gives Obama a total of 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206.
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Nov 9, 2012 — The reasons include a stronger economy and a better-run campaign, readers say. Many also say Republicans just didn't have the right message. And, some argue, the news media favored the president.
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Nov 9, 2012 — "Just saw @karlrove in a bar. Aaawwkward," tweets the fake homage to the blogger who nailed the Obama-Romney race tweets. Being hailed as Election Night's second biggest winner continues to bring attention to the FiveThirtyEight.com guru.
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Nov 9, 2012 — "What you guys have done means the work that I'm doing is important. I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," the president says just before a tear comes down his right cheek. It's a rare public show of emotion from "no-drama Obama."
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Nov 8, 2012 — From full protection and full entourage, the losing presidential candidate quickly goes back to reality. When he returned home early Wednesday from his concession speech, GOP nominee Mitt Romney rode in the back seat of a car driven by his son. Secret Service agents were on their way elsewhere.
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Nov 8, 2012 — The president's campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.
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