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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 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

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July 29, 2014 | KERA · After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
 
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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Jul 25, 2014 — On this week of less-than-fun headlines, we dig up three pieces of good news: Don't Make Me Come Back There; A, Like, Revelation; Whip Smart.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Minor Incursion, The Return of King James and Hole-ly Mystery!
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Jul 11, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Lofty Goals, Lawyer Up, and The Lil' Commander in Chief.
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Jul 5, 2014 — We listen to some of our Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kasell's greatest sound effects.
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Jun 27, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: The World Cup Incisor, A Regular Working Joe, U.S. vs. Siri.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Cup Half Empty, Muddle East, Magna Cum Latte.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: House Majority Whipped; Madame Author; Boyish Interface
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Jun 6, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Guest of Dishonor; No Fury Like A Woman Storm; A Royal Retirement.
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May 30, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Commencement Speaker in Chief, Man Up, and the Rolling Sarcophagus.
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May 23, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Fed Heads, Law and Order: Beijing, Honey Nut CheeriOzones.
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