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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 29, 2014 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.
 

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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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Brittney Griner

Apr 30, 2013 — The newly out NBA player's story shares some similarities and some differences with other high-profile individuals, which can tell us a lot about the dynamics of coming out today.
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Apr 1, 2013 — Kevin Ware's injury may be the most talked-about story from the weekend's games, but there was other big news. On the women's side, Louisville shocked No. 1-ranked Baylor, knocking out the defending champions. On the men's side, Wichita State continues its surprising run.
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Mar 27, 2013 — The NCAA women's Sweet 16 is set as Baylor's Brittney Griner hits 33 points — and three dunks — while Delaware's Elena Delle Donne passes the 3,000 career points milestone.
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Apr 4, 2012 — Led by superstar Brittney Griner, the Lady Bears beat Notre Dame 80-61. Baylor is the first basketball team in NCAA history — men's or women's — to win 40 games in one season. And the team did it without losing any.
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