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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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SXSW 2012

Oct 17, 2012 — In a clip from the new documentary Brooklyn Castle, a young chess player's mother introduces her family, while the kid himself explains that he's hoping that his future will offer opportunities beyond what his relatives have experienced.
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Mar 21, 2012 — Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning have two things in common: they're guys who inspire a lot of personal loyalty from fans who have increasingly complicated relationships with NFL teams.
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Mar 19, 2012Brooklyn Castle, a truly great documentary about truly fascinating kids, has been bought by Sony Pictures to be remade — which is a little alarming.
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Mar 14, 2012See Girl Run nicely tweaks the existing convention of the woman who wants to get her old boyfriend back.
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Mar 14, 2012Black Pond, a very dark comedy nominated for a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut, is built on a comedy staple: the man who comes to dinner.
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Mar 14, 2012 — When thousands and thousands of tech professionals descend on Austin in March, what do they talk about? In large part, they talk about how to manage the future.
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Mar 12, 2012 — A documentary about songwriter Paul Williams takes a turn when Williams insists on getting the filmmaker out from behind the camera.
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Mar 10, 2012The Cabin in the Woods, which kicked off the South by Southwest film festival on Friday night, may look like a formulaic scary-house thriller, but ... it is not.
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Mar 6, 2012 — It's almost time to see some movies in Austin, and we're taking your suggestions.
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