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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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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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Weekend Edition Saturday for July 20, 2013

Jul 20, 2013 — The president spoke in unusually personal terms about the history and experiences that shape the way African-Americans see the case.
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Jul 20, 2013 — Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, a former adviser to President Obama, says the president's statement Friday was the "most amazing comment I've ever heard him make in the 25 years I've known him on the issue of race." Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Ogletree about the significance of Obama's words.
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Jul 20, 2013 — In his speech addressing the Trayvon Martin case, President Obama encouraged everyone to ask the question, "Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?" Guest host Linda Wertheimer remembers the first time she caught herself having "terrible little thoughts," and worked to change them.
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Jul 20, 2013 — This week, Democrats dropped their threat to change Senate rules and strip the GOP minority of its right to filibuster executive branch nominees, and Republicans allowed up-or-down confirmation votes on several stalled appointments of President Obama. Here's how it happened, and why some think it might not last.
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Jul 20, 2013 — The Cuban vessel, intercepted by Panama, was carrying missile parts and disassembled fighter planes to North Korea. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Frank Mora, director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University, about the historic relationship between Cuba and North Korea.
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Jul 20, 2013 — A Spaniard born to privilege, Alejandro Cao de Benos is now a staunch defender of North Korea, where he lives half the year and works to promote its ideology.
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Jul 20, 2013 — The government says the largest exercises since Soviet days are to test Russian readiness. Some analysts think it is to remind China and Japan that Russia remains powerful.
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Jul 20, 2013 — Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome, tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.
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May 29, 2013 — In his haunting new graphic novel, cartoonist Xie Peng, 36, captures a psychological journey into the world of young Chinese. He worked for six years on the book, which renders a landscape of competition, anxiety and stress, and where everything, including dignity, is a commodity.
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Jul 20, 2013 — Formed by friends attending college in Durham, N.C., the indie-folk outfit nearly fell apart several years ago, when one member found himself suddenly unable to play his instrument.
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