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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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Jul 25, 2014 — The prolific singer-songwriter showcases some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — during a live concert from Newport, R.I.
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Jul 26, 2014 — The California trio plays acoustic string-band music with boozy aggression and unhinged intensity. The Devil Makes Three performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.
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Jul 26, 2014 — Collaborators Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's album Child Ballads includes early traditional folk songs that still feel accessible. They performed on Friday at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.
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Jun 9, 2014 — Jack White celebrated the release of his latest solo album, Lazaretto with this live concert, at the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, Calif.
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Jun 6, 2014 — See the band premiere "Rent I Pay," the lead-off cut to Spoon's first new album in four years, They Want My Soul. The group performed the song live at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge on Jun. 9.
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May 1, 2014 — Watch one of the year's most exciting bands in a full concert, filmed live online from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.
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Mar 13, 2014 — Watch the R&B star perform "Breakfast" at her first American appearance in more than three years at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's, then stream the full set. It was well worth the wait.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Real Estate's shimmering pop-rock seems to echo out of the past with melancholy beauty. Watch the band perform its third album, Atlas, in its entirety at New York's SubCulture.
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Nov 26, 2013 — The beloved Australian electro-pop band performed to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate NPR Music's new electronic dance music show Metropolis. Watch the entire 10-song set.
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