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July 11, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.
 
July 11, 2014 | NPR · Mara Liasson, Carrie Kahn and John Burnett discuss the big picture of the current immigration debate, and update us on the latest developments.
 
July 11, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Khedery, who used to support Nouri al-Maliki. Khedery, head of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners, thinks al-Maliki should step down because of the extremist crisis in Iraq.
 

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July 10, 2014 | NPR · Israeli air strikes continue to pound the Gaza Strip. NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza on the intensifying conflict there.
 
July 10, 2014 | NPR · Germany has asked the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. This comes as two Germans are under investigation for spying for the U.S. in Germany. While tensions between the allies are high, both countries are trying not to strain relations too far.
 
July 10, 2014 | NPR · The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.
 

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July 5, 2014 | NPR · In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.
 

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July 6, 2014 | NPR · Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.
 

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Jul 11, 2014 — Also: Colin Barrett has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award; Roxana Robinson on the painful fragility of her concentration.
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Jul 11, 2014 — In Israel, a rocket hits a gas station, setting it on fire and causing several injuries; in Gaza, the health ministry says 100 Palestinians have been killed.
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Jul 11, 2014 — On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one of the authors of Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona, was reportedly gored in the leg. His injuries were not life threatening.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Lawmakers say too many people dress like Superman or other characters to pose for pictures with tourists, and then they demand money.
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Jul 11, 2014 — On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Steve Inskeep talks to Palestinian-American business consultant and political commentator Sami Abdel-Shafi about living in Gaza while under attack from Israel.
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Jul 11, 2014 — The move comes after German investigators discovered a second citizen suspected of spying for the U.S. Renee Montagne talks to James Bamford, who writes about U.N. intelligence agencies and the NSA.
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Jul 11, 2014 — A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says steps have been taken to stop future incidents. But he says there's no way for the NSA to be entirely secure.
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Jul 11, 2014 — What has the soccer tournament really cost Brazil? An overpass that was still under construction collapsed on a bus killing 2 people. And, opposition lawmakers want a probe into World Cup financing.
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Jul 11, 2014 — As Ukraine begins the final push to regain control of the east of the country, the Kremlin has become very quiet. Professor Stephen Sestanovich talks to Renee Montagne about the shifting dynamics.
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