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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 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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All Things Considered for March 13, 2014

Mar 13, 2014 — The nation's infrastructure has taken a beating this season. Fixing what the heavy snows and bitter cold have wrecked is long overdue — and the cost will be hefty.
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Mar 13, 2014 — A Texas company seeking permission for an injection well in the heart of the Everglades is finding stiff opposition from environmental groups and some locals.
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Mar 13, 2014 — As the search for the Malaysian airliner goes on, one might wonder: How do you fly these jets, and what do pilots do when in distress? Pilot Patrick Smith, author of Cockpit Confidential, explains.
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Mar 13, 2014 — Afghanistan has lost its first vice president, a warlord who fought beside the U.S. against the Taliban. Mohammed Qasim Fahim's death presents his Tajik brethren a tough choice in upcoming elections.
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Mar 13, 2014 — In 2008, Clark Rockefeller kidnapped his daughter and led police on a weeklong chase. Turned out he wasn't a Rockefeller at all; he was an impostor who happened to be friends with writer Walter Kirn.
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Mar 13, 2014 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Russia risks "massive political and economic damage" if it continues its policy on Ukraine and that the European Union's relationship with Russia may suffer.
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Mar 13, 2014 — The World Bank is undergoing a vast reorganization, its first in nearly 20 years. The process has been controversial, but the bank's president says it's needed to foster better internal collaboration.
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Mar 13, 2014All Things Considered asked listeners to imagine how one aspect of the past 100 years would be different if the Great War had never happened. We received more than 1,500 fascinating stories.
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Mar 13, 2014 — President Obama is directing his Labor Secretary to tighten U.S. overtime laws. Under the changes, millions of workers will become eligible. Business groups are now reacting to the news.
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Mar 13, 2014 — Did you know how fast these green shoots, the season's iconic vegetable, can grow? Or that they come in male and female versions? Or that what we eat in the U.S. is mostly now grown abroad?
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