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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 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
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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Douglas Brinkley

Feb 5, 2009 — Historian Douglas Brinkley considers Ronald Reagan one of the top five American presidents of the 20th century. Brinkley is the editor of The Reagan Diaries.
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Nov 28, 2007 — From vibrantly colored creatures lurking in the depths of the oceans, to Christian Dior dresses, to ruins in America, this year's holiday gift books span a wide variety of subjects, sizes and budgets.
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Mar 28, 2007 — A new book from National Geographic collects photos from American monuments and examines the words carved into them. The book looks at often visited national memorials and lesser-known ones like the Fire Museum of Memphis.
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Jul 10, 2006 — Even after the extensive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans journalist Jason Berry say there's much to be learned from new books on the storm: about global warming, how cities live or die, the science of levees and stunning human dramas.
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May 22, 2006 — In The Great Deluge, Douglas Brinkley describes a city ripe for disaster as Hurricane Katrina approached shore — crippled by poverty, police corruption, gang violence and lacking a real, workable disaster plan.
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May 10, 2006 — Historian Douglas Brinkley, a New Orleans resident and professor at Tulane University, talks about his new book, The Great Deluge. Brinkley left the city just after Hurricane Katrina hit last year, but returned to help with rescue efforts and began collecting oral histories about the catastrophe.
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Jun 6, 2005 — Sixty-one years ago, U.S. Rangers stormed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to break through Nazi lines. Historian Douglas Brinkley talks about this historical event and the rise of the 'New Patriotism.'
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