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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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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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Hurricane Irene

Oct 30, 2012 — Sandy, which knocked out power to some 8 million people in 18 states, painted a bull's-eye on the oldest and most fragile part of the nation's power grid. Engineering experts say the grid is inherently vulnerable even as damaging weather events seem to be occurring more frequently.
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Sep 2, 2011We're with the East Coast whiners. There was serious impact. But the talk of the nation remains divided on the news media's handling.
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Sep 2, 2011 — While hundreds of thousands of people are still working to recover from last weekend's major weather event (Hurricane Irene) residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and neighboring states are preparing for a tropical storm.
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Sep 1, 2011 — "Look in the eyes of Vermonters who've lost their homes, who've lost their businesses, who've seen their husbands and children killed by the storm and see the kind of response that FEMA is giving us," says Democrat Peter Shumlin.
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Sep 1, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of Afghanistan, and the media coverage of Hurricane Irene. In the second hour, the author of Blur talks about the blurred line between news and spin, and what can be learned from romantic comedies.
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Sep 1, 2011 — FEMA chief tells The Wall Street Journal that one way to gauge a disaster's damage is to track how quickly Waffle House restaurants reopen.
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Aug 31, 2011 — At this point the roads are only for use by emergency vehicles and National Guard delivery trucks. Helicopters will continue to bring supplies to stricken communities.
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Aug 31, 2011 — When the New York City mayor switched to Spanish during his Hurricane Irene-related news conferences, many found his efforts rather amusing. And they've flocked to Twitter to have some fun at his expense. Bloomberg, or @ElBloombito, is OK with that.
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Aug 31, 2011 — The idea that money spent on fixing the billions in damages will be good for the overall economy is known as the "broken window fallacy," Planet Money's Adam Davidson says. In reality, spending is just shifted around.
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Aug 30, 2011 — Meanwhile, flood waters are still rising in several Northeastern states. Vermont has been hit particularly hard.
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