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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
 

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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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Powerball jackpot

Aug 12, 2013 — The winners of a third of the Powerball lottery call themselves "Ocean's 16." They famously showed up for work at the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department after realizing they were about to become millionaires.
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Jun 5, 2013 — Gloria C. MacKenzie, a retiree from Maine, opted to take the prize in a lump sum of just over $370 million. After taxes, she'll take home $270 million. In a statement, she said another customer let her get ahead in line.
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Mar 28, 2013 — This week, Pedro Quezada of New Jersey claimed the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot ever. Now he can pay off his $29,000 child support bill.
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Nov 30, 2012 — Each of the two winning tickets is worth about $192.5 million if the "cash option" is chosen. One was sold in Missouri, the other in Arizona. The Missouri family that bought one of the winners has some plans for the windfall.
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Nov 29, 2012 — Whoever bought the winning tickets will be splitting a $580 million jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history. Now, the wait is on to see who steps forward.
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Nov 28, 2012 — Yes, the odds that you'll have the winning number are incredibly long — 1 in 175 million. Of course, if you don't buy a ticket the odds of winning disappear.
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