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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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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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Speaker John Boehner

Jul 11, 2014 — While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.
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Jun 30, 2014 — The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.
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Jun 28, 2014 — Both President Obama and congressional Republicans seek to rev up their respective bases in the executive action fight.
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Jun 19, 2014 — While California Rep. Kevin McCarthy was picked as the new House majority leader, more conservative members got someone closer to their ideological and regional liking for the majority whip position.
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May 3, 2014 — The House speaker is the overwhelming favorite to win his Republican primary election Tuesday. But one of his foes produced a campaign ad that won't soon be forgotten.
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May 2, 2014 — At the same time, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, issued a subpoena to force Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the attacks.
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Apr 25, 2014 — Back home in his Ohio district, Speaker John Boehner had fun at the expense of fellow House Republicans who are reluctant — or afraid — to tackle an immigration overhaul.
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Apr 14, 2014 — A high school French teacher who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.
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Feb 25, 2014 — The president and the House speaker have had few face-to-face meetings, and their relationship has more often been marked by angry finger-pointing.
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Feb 20, 2014 — You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Democrats when the White House announced President Obama's 2015 budget wouldn't include a proposal that would have lowered Social Security benefits.
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