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'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Friday, July 25, 2014

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

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On The Media

Gazan Media

Friday, July 25, 2014

In Gaza, the media that locals have access to is primarily Hamas-controlled. Brooke talks with Sherine Tadros, a middle east correspondent for Sky News who's spent years reporting from the region, about what Gazans are seeing, and what many of them have come to believe.

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All Things Considered

As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

Friday, July 25, 2014

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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All Things Considered

Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Friday, July 25, 2014

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.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

Friday, July 25, 2014

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.

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All Things Considered

Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

Friday, July 25, 2014

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Comcast and the Future of Internet for All, NYC's Immigration Commish, and Why the Modern Bathroom Stinks.

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

Friday, July 25, 2014

New York City officials approved a plan for a separate entrance for low-income residents in a luxury building. Is the decision smart economics or discrimination? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

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The Takeaway

Gaza: A Day of Rage & The Search for a Cease-Fire

Friday, July 25, 2014

Yesterday in Gaza, an apparent Israeli strike rocked a school run by United Nations relief workers and killed at least 10 people. As the violence intensifies, international aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to continue doing their job.

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The Takeaway

Plagiarism: From High School to Congress

Friday, July 25, 2014

The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades. 

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The Takeaway

Nixon: In His Own Words

Friday, July 25, 2014

Almost 40 years ago, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office, facing almost certain impeachment for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. The most damaging evidence implicating Nixon was 3,700 hours of tape, recorded by Nixon himself between February 1971 and July 1973.

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Morning Edition

Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

Friday, July 25, 2014

One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Palestinians on Gaza Conflict: 'We're not Cowards'

Friday, July 25, 2014

After a late-night encounter outside a mosque, Palestinians in Bay Ridge are bracing for more tensions.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Joe Biden's White Teeth Edition

Friday, July 25, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and special guest Julia Ioffe. This week: The chaotic war in Ukraine, the continued fight over Obamacare, and profiling Joe Biden.

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Gabfest Radio

Stars Rise and Fall, But 'Weird Al' Yankovic Remains

Friday, July 25, 2014

The panelists have much to talk about this week: the international fallout from Flight MH17the democratizing power of Kickstarter, "Weird Al" Yankovic's big splash, and much more.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Day of Rage, Your Brain's Potential, and Coping When the News is Grim

Friday, July 25, 2014

1. Gaza: A Day of Rage & The Search for a Cease-Fire | 2. Plagiarism: From High School to Congress | 3. 40 Years After Watergate, New Film Lets Nixon Speak in His Own Words | 4. Preserving Your Sanity With a Vacation From the News Media

On The Media

War of Words In Israel-Palestine, Downed Planes, and Dark Humor

Friday, July 25, 2014

A breaking news consumer's handbook for plane crashes, the challenges of choosing the right words in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and humor when the news is bleak. 

All Things Considered

Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.

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