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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 · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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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 22, 2014 — The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.
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Jun 12, 2014 — The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."
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Dec 3, 2013 — The largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history took a step forward Tuesday when a judge said the city can go forward with its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case. Now a manager will work to cut pension costs and make deals with creditors. Detroit is $18.5 billion in debt.
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Jul 19, 2013 — The lights will remain on and city services should continue, says Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. But the filing sets in motion what could be a years-long process to resolve the bankruptcy case.
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Feb 18, 2013 — The venerable magazine's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years. RDA Holding says it plans to emerge from Chapter 11 in less than six months. The magazine will continue to be published during the period.
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Nov 16, 2012 — Already in bankruptcy protection, the company has also been dealing with a nationwide strike. It says it can't go on. So 18,500 jobs are being eliminated. And some iconic taste treats may soon be scarce.
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Aug 1, 2012 — And he live-tweeted it. "Bought this back, just to give it away!"
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Jun 5, 2012 — A bankruptcy judge has ruled that the pension fund of a small U.S. territory is a "governmental unit" and therefore not eligible to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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May 29, 2012 — States have promised their employees sweet retirement benefits, but haven't set aside enough money. Now, one public pension fund has filed for bankruptcy.
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May 24, 2012 — The public pension fund of a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean recently filed for bankruptcy. If the case is allowed to proceed, it could have major implications for retirees all across the U.S.
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