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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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Money Coach

Jul 28, 2014 — Life transitions, from expanding families to job losses and promotions, can be financially stressful. Host Michel Martin speaks with money coaches about what to do when you are facing big changes.
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Jul 8, 2014 — If you're downsizing, you might have a hard time getting rid of your heirlooms and furniture. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kate Grondin about what to do with your old stuff.
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Jul 1, 2014 — How can parents prevent children from squandering their hard-earned summer cash and save some for the future? Michel Martin gets some tips from financial guru Alvin Hall.
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Jun 24, 2014 — Getting your first apartment can be an exciting, daunting and expensive step. Host Michel Martin talks about how first-time renters can manage their finances with Pat Esswein of Kiplinger.
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Jun 17, 2014 — As couples get married this summer, financial and relationship experts say they should talk about money before the big day. Host Michel Martin learns more about making your finances live happily ever.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Summer jobs aren't just about the extra money. Finance expert and educator Alvin Hall shares tips for teens on how to get a good job and get the most out of it.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.
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May 13, 2014 — Child identity theft cases sometimes continue for years before they're discovered. Adam Levin, of Identity Theft 911, explains how this happens, and what to do about it.
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Apr 15, 2014 — It's tax deadline day, but 75 percent of tax payers don't have to do anything by midnight tonight. That's according to Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
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Apr 8, 2014 — More people are using prepaid debit cards, but not all the cards work the same way, especially when it comes to the fees they charge. Money Coach Alvin Hall gives some tips.
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