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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.
 
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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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Terry McAuliffe

Nov 5, 2013 — Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the hotly contested Virginia governor's race, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who was supported by the Tea Party.
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Nov 5, 2013 — Young people aren't enrolling in Obamacare to the extent insurance companies need... Democrats focused on keeping the New Jersey state legislature, not beating Gov. Christie... New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio wants enough people to vote for him so he can claim a mandate.
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Nov 4, 2013 — There was no mention of the president or the Affordable Care Act at a rally for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. The omission signaled how the law's recent troubles have turned Obama's signature domestic legislation from an asset to a liability. It may have also signaled something else.
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Sep 24, 2013 — Some conservative Republicans don't think a government shutdown will hurt them ... Former House GOP leaders say Speaker Boehner and his team have it far harder than they did ... George W. Bush defends the present golfer in chief.
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Aug 21, 2013 — A new poll in the Virginia governor's race reports Democrat Terry McAuliffe has a sizable lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli among female voters. That's a departure from the 2009 contest, when the Republican nominee won the women's vote by a healthy margin.
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Aug 6, 2013 — If you like your gubernatorial campaigns negative and nasty, then Virginia's governor's race is for you, and will likely remain so until Election Day in November. How could it not be with such good raw material for attack ads?
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