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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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 March 8, 2014

Mar 8, 2014 — EU countries are threatening punitive economic measures against Russia for its involvement in Crimea, but longstanding ties between Russia and the EU could make sanctions a double-edged sword.
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Mar 8, 2014 — The crisis in Ukraine stems from a generational divide, according to Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that Russia's Vladimir Putin has plans for Ukraine.
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Mar 8, 2014 — Wednesday, the College Board announced it will make the essay portion of the SAT exam optional. But what is lost when the importance of essays is diminished?
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Mar 8, 2014 — Take one ballroom, add thousands of conservatives, stir in hundreds of reporters, and you have an irresistible attraction for GOP presidential hopefuls: the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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Mar 8, 2014 — Vegas is bidding to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Besides plenty of hotel rooms, there's another perk to offer.
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Mar 8, 2014 — In 1998, the novelist befriended a rich, eccentric, art-loving Rockefeller — or so he thought. Kirn explores the man's lies in Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.
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Mar 8, 2014 — The man who holds the world record for telling the most jokes in an hour is not a comedian, but a Scottish actuary. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the record-holder, Donald MacLeod.
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Mar 8, 2014 — The mayor of a small Spanish town cleaned out supermarkets to give food to the hungry and draw attention to their economic plight. But now he's facing a potential jail stint.
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Mar 8, 2014 — Nicole Mones' new novel tells the story of African-American musicians who found respect and appreciation in Shanghai's nightclubs, even as the city descended into Japanese occupation and war.
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Mar 8, 2014 — On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian's son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.
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