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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Roger Alvarez didn’t make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired January 29, 2012 on Weekend Edition.)
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now, there are many well-known independent authors who have made a fortune self-publishing online.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Thirty years ago this week, Prince’s myth-making movie showed world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR’s Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.
 

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July 24, 2014 | KPR · An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his “red-state model.”
 

July 24, 2014 | NPR · Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren’t just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they’ve earned on the battlefield.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, “France is no longer the beautiful country it was.”
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries, and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America’s Test Kitchen’s Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you’d guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?
 

 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · President François Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France’s interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.
 

July 25, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of Arizona’s botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · While corny and dated and even offensive in places, the seminal surfing film Endless Summer, now getting a 50th anniversary rerelease, remains a rich visual exploration of the freedom of a wave.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas perhaps chooses the wrong character to focus on, but the story has loose, improvisational charm.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Thirty years ago this week, Prince’s myth-making movie showed world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR’s Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The Los Angeles rapper tells Microphone Check the true stories behind his debut album and the rise of his partner, DJ Mustard.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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