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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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Jul 22, 2013 — After the discovery of three women's bodies in an East Cleveland neighborhood over the weekend, authorities had feared more remains would be discovered. A suspect in the killings is due in court Monday. Officials say he may have been influenced by a previous serial killer's crimes.
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Apr 24, 2013 — Authorities say the killings happened in Manchester, Ill., north of St. Louis. A suspect is reportedly in custody. One other person, said to be a child, was injured.
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Jan 18, 2013 — Urooj Khan died one day after his $425,000 Illinois Lottery check was cut. It wasn't until much later, though, that authorities determined there was a lethal level of cyanide in his blood. Now, they're doing a full autopsy. And police are investigating his death.
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Dec 6, 2012 — The anti-virus software pioneer is wanted for questioning in a murder. He says he's innocent and is trying to avoid being sent back to Belize, where the murder occurred. Remarkably, he's being allowed to blog from his jail cell.
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Aug 9, 2013 — Miami police say Derek Medina has been charged with first-degree murder. The message, and a "gruesome photo" of a woman's body, were on Facebook for more than five hours Thursday. The social media site removed them later in the day.
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