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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · Sayed Kashua is an Arab who writes novels in Hebrew and a sitcom in Arabic. A contradiction? Maybe. But his newest book is a good look at an often-overlooked segment of the Israeli population.
 

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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 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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Pop

Jul 25, 2014 — Thirty years ago this week, Prince's mythmaking movie showed the world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR's Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.
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Jul 15, 2014 — You'll want to join the band after watching the new video for its song "Hold Yourself Up."
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Jul 14, 2014 — The radio personality spreads the word about five of his favorite Icelandic acts.
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Jul 12, 2014 — Yankovic says the new digital democracy has forced him to focus his craft and reconsider his release strategy — but where pop parody is concerned, "as long as people don't mind, I'll keep doing it."
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Jul 11, 2014 — As long as there are teenage girls going through huge emotional changes, there will be groups of four to six young men singing pop songs to them (and sometimes dancing).
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Jul 8, 2014 — The Australian singer never intended to be a pop star, but thanks to David Guetta, she was thrust into the spotlight. Now she's accepting her new stature without bending to the whim of others.
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Jul 7, 2014 — The band Lake Street Dive struggled in its early days to use its jazz education without scaring off audiences. For inspiration, they turned to another band, known for transforming the sound of pop.
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Jul 3, 2014 — Many of today's biggest radio hits came out months — even years — ago. That extended lifespan can change your relationship with a song, but it's not always a matter of overexposure.
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Jul 2, 2014 — The British electro-pop musician released his aptly named debut, Sweet Disarray, earlier this year. Hear him perform three songs live in the studio.
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Jul 2, 2014 — Opportunities for the British singer and songwriter have not shriveled up, despite disappointing sales for her debut album. What could be her route to stardom from here?
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