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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 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 27, 2014 — A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.
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Jul 20, 2014 — Florida native Lauren Arrington studied how invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, can survive in nearly fresh water.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Heading off to exotic locales to conduct research is one of the great joys of science. But many young scientists say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted by superiors while out there.
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Jul 17, 2014 — It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.
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Jul 2, 2014 — If nature is like a game played by the gods, scientists are the observers trying to figure out the rules. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser asks: Can our knowledge ever be complete?
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Jun 19, 2014 — Fat-shaming is prevalent in our society and is often expressed toward women. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes note of a recent example being talked about in the world of science.
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Jun 10, 2014 — The products of science define modern life. But existential danger lurks in the chasm between the relentless advance of science and the values of politics, says commentator Adam Frank.
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Jun 4, 2014 — There is no end to how much we can know of reality. But we can never know everything, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
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Jun 2, 2014 — Fabien Cousteau and a crew of five headed down to the underwater laboratory Aquarius, just off the Florida Keys, on Sunday. He and his team intend to stay submerged until July 2.
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May 28, 2014 — For a few hours Tuesday, cosmic storm chasers thought they'd detected a huge explosion in the Andromeda galaxy.
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