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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.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
 
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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 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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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 18, 2014 — This week's puzzler for careful listeners includes something for everyone, from jazz and classic rock, to punk and speed metal. Hear a series of drum fills (and intros) and match them to the song.
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Jul 12, 2014 — Indie rock, as a genre, often includes music that's found mainstream success, music with major distribution, and music that doesn't rock. So what does the term mean at this point? Anything?
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Jul 11, 2014 — Our weekly puzzler for careful listeners: This week we have a series of hand-picked drum fills from Daniel Cundiff, percussionist for the band Eternal Summers. Hear the fill and match it to the song.
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Jul 4, 2014 — When praising a new band to friends, should you warn them about salty language for their kids' sake?
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Jul 4, 2014 — Our weekly puzzler for careful listeners: Hear a series of drum fills (and intros) and match them to the song. This week we celebrate our nation's independence with songs that say "America!"
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Jul 2, 2014 — Know your Sylvan Esso from your Future Islands, or Ana Tijoux from André Laos? Test your knowledge of current music in this puzzler and discover the year's best songs.
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Jun 28, 2014 — We listen to hundreds of new electronic music tracks each month, test the standouts on loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.
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Jun 27, 2014 — Quiet Riot tours with no original members. Is there a point where staying together is just silly?
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Jun 27, 2014 — Our weekly puzzler for careful listeners: This week featuring fills hand-selected by drummer Mike Kinsella. Hear the fills (and some drum intros) and match them to the song.
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Jun 21, 2014 — When do we know what the song of summer will be? Have we already heard this year's song? If not, when do we typically start to hear it? Why do the other seasons lack their own song?
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