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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they’d face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · La Edad de la Violencia — “the age of violence” — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that’s the point.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · The government has already swept up 25,000 officials this year. The most recent high-profile victim is CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang, but it’s not clear what he’s suspected of doing.
 

July 27, 2014 | NPR · Today’s puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.
 

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July 27, 2014 | KCRW · Doing the wash can be a chore, but for the poor, the cost of laundry often means forgoing other essentials. Laundry Love aims to relieve the burden with fellowship, free soap and lots of quarters.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but “it’s not a vendetta, it’s a crusade,” says author Glen Weldon. “He represents the idea of: ‘This thing that happened to me? Never again.’ “
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · Congress can’t come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in Monty Python Live (Mostly). Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR’s Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.
 

 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · One U.N. official said this was a “breaking point.” The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, the UCLA campus was under water, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.
 

Arts & Life

July 30, 2014 | OZY · Author Christiane Dorion distills complex scientific concepts into bite-sized explanations. “You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words,” she says.
 

July 30, 2014 | NPR · Amy Bloom’s new novel follows two half-sisters from a disastrous stint in 1920s Hollywood, to happiness with an unexpected, impromptu family group in the disruptive years around World War II.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
 

Music

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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 | WXPN · For the U.S. release, singer-songwriter John Grant fashioned English lyrics to go with the Icelandic musician’s melodies. For our Vintage Cafe today, Ásgeir sings live in the World Cafe studios.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · “Cowboy” Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
 

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