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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 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
July 27, 2014 | NPR · Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
 

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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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Dec 13, 2012 — A holiday reminder of how generous many Americans are: More than 64 million people volunteered through a formal organization in 2011, a new report shows. That was up from the year before and part of a trend.
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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 27, 2012 — The Caregiver Canines program visits the elderly and those with Alzheimer's disease.
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Aug 25, 2012 — Hike For KaTREEna is dedicated to reforesting the city and have helped to plant 13,400 trees since 2006.
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Aug 24, 2012 — On Saturday, University of Alabama students can choose to refurbish a neighborhood baseball diamond, clean-up a local high school, create a carnival or do something else worthwhile.
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Aug 24, 2012 — For Love of Children's Neighborhood Tutoring Program places children from low-income D.C. families with volunteer tutors in one-on-one relationships.
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Aug 23, 2012 — Volunteers from the student-led Coaching Corps teach sport-specific skills and mentor under-served young people.
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Aug 23, 2012 — Unpaid guides provide hayforks at the American Gothic House Center so tourists can pose in front of the house that inspired Grant Wood's recognizable painting.
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Aug 20, 2012 — The Service Station is the campus hub of organized service activities at Austin College. Students run it and plan all the community service projects.
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Aug 20, 2012 — A group of women in their 50s and 60s left the jobs they say no longer fulfilled them. Now they're traveling the U.S. doing volunteer work.
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