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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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Microphone Check

Jul 1, 2014 — "I met James Brown as a kid. I was seven years old," says the renowned producer. "I wasn't the same since."
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May 29, 2014 — The legendary producer and DJ flew in from New Orleans to regale a Washington D.C. crowd with stories about Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne's career plan, Mantronix and working with Mos Def.
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May 29, 2014 — At the close of Microphone Check's onstage conversation with the producer and DJ, he took to the decks to demonstrate what he meant when he said, "When I want you to understand something, I remix it."
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May 20, 2014 — The iconic R&B vocalist sits down with author Nelson George for an in-depth interview at the Brooklyn Museum on Wednesday, May 21, part of Red Bull Music Academy's Festival New York.
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Apr 22, 2014 — The rapper is a 19-year-old from Chicago with one mixtape, a high-profile co-sign and big dreams.
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Apr 17, 2014 — The cousins have formed Black Jungle Squad, a collective of relatives and close friends. "Taking it back to the days when there was a lot more crews in hip-hop," says Jeremiah. "Like Native Tongues."
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Apr 11, 2014 — "I got a job. I like my job, it's cool. But I'm sitting there writing raps," says the Houstonian. "I go out to the club and I'm like, 'Damn, I got this verse in my head.'"
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Apr 1, 2014 — While in Austin, Texas, the producer and DJ sat down in a sunny backyard and spoke on his performance style, learning from the greats and reading autobiographies.
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Mar 29, 2014 — The Dallas through Houston trio sat down in the Austin sunshine, cracked a few Lone Stars and opined on Texas funk, Texas weather, church and their business plan.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Even in the midst of SXSW, the Chicago producer was selling beats and putting in studio time. He took a rare break to talk about studying songs from the '70s and Polow da Don's snare.
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