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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 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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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The Good Listener

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 4, 2014 — When praising a new band to friends, should you warn them about salty language for their kids' sake?
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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 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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Jun 13, 2014 — If we skip certain songs on an album every time, do they automatically qualify as "filler"?
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Jun 6, 2014 — With enough exposure, today's can't-get-enough pop smash can be tomorrow's invasive irritant.
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May 23, 2014 — Hard-drive space is virtually unlimited, but there comes a time when the music you have can obstruct the music you want.
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May 16, 2014 — Say your favorite musician puts out a bad album: How loudly should you express your disappointment?
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May 9, 2014 — A couple plays The Mountain Goats' brutal song "No Children" at a wedding. Can their love be saved?
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May 2, 2014 — What does it mean to "sell out" in 2014? Is it possible? Does it even matter at this point?
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