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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
 

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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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Mar 15, 2012 — Once a social-media skeptic, the legendary funnyman, screenwriter and banjo player now says Twitter is "sort of like heaven." His new book collects his best tweets — and some of the hilarious responses he has received from followers.
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Nov 16, 2011 — Comedian Steve Martin tackles the New York art world, while singer Dionne Warwick delivers her life story, music critic Alex Ross charts the evolution of his taste, Jennet Conant explores Julia and Paul Childs' secret World War II spy work, and Michael Korda recounts the life of Lawrence of Arabia.
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Nov 29, 2010 — Martin is best known for his comedy, but he's also a writer, a Grammy-winning bluegrass artist and a serious art collector. In his new novel, An Object of Beauty, Martin tells the story of an ambitious woman navigating her way up — and out of — the New York City art world.
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Jan 1, 2009 — The comedian, actor and author Steve Martin looks back on his life as a stand-up comic and talks about how he put some distance between himself and the person he used to be.
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Oct 22, 2008 — He went from performing in an empty San Francisco coffee house to hosting the Oscars. In his memoir Born Standing Up, out now in paperback, comedian Steve Martin talks about his early days as a stand-up comic — and why he quit.
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Nov 27, 2007 — Steve Martin gave up stand-up comedy in 1981, at the height of his fame. He calls his new book Born Standing Up a biography rather than an autobiography, of a guy he used to know.
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Oct 25, 2007 — With characters like Maniacal Marvin and Henrietta the hare, writer and actor Steve Martin joins with New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast in a new book that turns the alphabet upside down and sideways.
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Oct 28, 2005 — Steve Martin is at the top of his game. He has just been awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, at the same time that his newest movie, Shopgirl, is winning strong reviews around the country.
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Oct 19, 2004 — Steve Martin became famous as an actor and comedian. Lately, though, he's gaining accolades for another talent: writing. Martin's latest book is The Pleasure of My Company. He talks with NPR's Neal Conan about life on the stage and the page and takes your calls.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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