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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 21, 2014 | NPR · As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.
 
July 21, 2014 | NPR · Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip. According to many foreign observers, Egypt must play a key role in any peace agreement between Israel and Hamas. To find out why, Robert Siegel speaks with Michele Dunne, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
 
July 21, 2014 | NPR · It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.
 

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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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Jul 17, 2014 — For four days in the Superdome, the Essence Festival conjures an alternate universe where mature R&B performed by seasoned veterans is elevated over material aimed at teenagers.
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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 5, 2014 — Watch the Tiny Desk turn into a church, comedy club and neo-soul spot as the band performs songs from its latest album, Love in Flying Colors.
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Jul 3, 2014 — As the Essence Music Festival kicks off in New Orleans, we offer a non-stop stream playlist of songs by musicians who have played the festival during its 20 year run.
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Jul 2, 2014 — Know your Sylvan Esso from your Future Islands, or Ana Tijoux from Andr Laos? Test your knowledge of current music in this puzzler and discover the year's best songs.
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Jun 23, 2014 — Actress Nina Millin, who performs Beyonce lyrics as monologues, speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about how a karaoke failure blossomed into a series of viral performances.
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Jun 21, 2014 — The singer-songwriter and musician performs with unabashed positivity and the sort of uplifting spirit that can faithfully be found ringing through choirs down South.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Like brides and grooms, wedding songs come in all varieties. Test your smarts with this smorgasbord of matrimonial music.
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Jun 8, 2014 — Smith has a steady, well-trained swell of a voice and a knack for whipping in and out of his falsetto in a hairsbreadth. He doesn't feel the need to hide — certainly not by stifling his vocal skills.
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Jun 5, 2014 — In 1964, a teenage girl group from New Orleans proved to be The Beatles' biggest competition, knocking the Fab Four out of the No. 1 spot on the charts.
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