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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · The novels of John le Carre have been reliable sources of compelling cinema. The new adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Participation Nation

Sep 1, 2012 — In our monthlong blog that ended Aug. 31, we collected stories of people working together to make the world a better, safer, greener and greater place to live.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Sound Art is a mobile music program that teaches children how to play instruments and create music.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Athletes in Tandem matches athletes and people who are ill or disabled so the pairs can have adventures.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Helping Hats, run by a 13-year-old, raises money for charities in the community.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Peggy Ivie teaches merengue, waltz and East Coast swing at the Tennessee School for the Blind.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The Albany Bicycle Coalition repairs trashed bikes and donates them to local organizations for kids.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The equine community here pledged to donate some of their hay to help each other keep their horses fed during droughts and other downturns.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Read Aloud Delaware makes sure that preschool children are regularly read to one-on-one.
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Aug 31, 2012 — New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
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