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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hillary Clinton’s book tour is over, and so is the debate over whether she’ll make a 2016 presidential bid. Still, her official decision is months away — time she needs to polish her talking points.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.
 

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July 30, 2014 | WNYC · In the past 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.
 

July 30, 2014 | WNYC · A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s two-game suspension of a Baltimore Ravens player for an alleged assault has been widely criticized. Commentator Frank Deford says American football needs a new envoy.
 

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July 30, 2014 | KQED · Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Download new music from Hiss Golden Messenger, Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, Azekel, Beach Day, Strand of Oaks, The Wytches, Christian Gregory, KING, Jonah Tolchin and The Acid.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.
 

 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a “political stunt.”
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled “artisan.”
 

Arts & Life

July 30, 2014 | NPR · In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it’s $137. What’s going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
 

July 30, 2014 | NPR · Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that’s played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
 

Music

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July 30, 2014 | KCRW · L.A. house-music pioneers Doc Martin and Marques Wyatt share a six-song mix on Metropolis.
 

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July 30, 2014 | KCRW · Two L.A. house-music pioneers, Doc Martin of Sublevel and Marques Wyatt of DEEP, join Jason Bentley on Metropolis to discuss their humble beginnings and share some of their current favorites.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Prospect Hill is Flemons’ first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.
 

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