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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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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Folk

Jul 18, 2014 — The long-running festival has a tremendous history of testing its genre's boundaries. From Anais Mitchell to Death Vessel to the one-man band Reignwolf, download five songs from this year's lineup.
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Jul 18, 2014 — From July 25 to July 27, we'll stream more than a dozen concerts from the festival's main stage.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Hear the Swedish sister act perform four harmony-rich folk-pop songs from its new album, Stay Gold.
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Jul 11, 2014 — In a Virginia sanctuary, the acoustic guitarist sits down with a slide to perform a song inspired by his mental state after a long tour: "slow, exhausted, defeated."
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Jul 6, 2014 — The bluegrass-based folk-rock band knows how to play at extreme speeds, but its new album is a thoughtful, stately grower — a far cry from the fiery freneticism of Trampled by Turtles' live shows.
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Jul 6, 2014 — Luluc writes songs for late-night drives and uneventful mornings — stuff to slow the blood and the world outside. On its second album, the duo uses calm as a medium unto itself.
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Jul 6, 2014 — Celia Woodsmith of Grammy-nominated string band Della Mae comes from a family that loves a poem — "The Hound Of Heaven." Watch the group perform a song it inspired at Ohio's Folk Alley.
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Jul 6, 2014 — Though not yet 30, The Kentucky Sisters sing songs that date back to the 1920s. Along the way, they've found that a little emotional involvement can make learning history a lot more fun.
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Jul 2, 2014 — Know your Sylvan Esso from your Future Islands, or Ana Tijoux from Andr Laos? Test your knowledge of current music in this puzzler and discover the year's best songs.
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Jul 1, 2014 — "I learned more from Bob Dylan's songs than I did from any class, in any time, at any school in my life," singer Ketch Secor says.
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