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President Obama meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in June. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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U.S. Pushes Palestinians On Direct Talks With Israelis

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Into the City Brad Mehldau
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Speakers Built In Charlie Hunter Trio
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Sunnyland Edward Gerhard
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Intraspettro Les Hommes
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Ahmed Abdel Aziz sings the call to prayer, or the azan, at Al- Maghfara Mosque in a suburb of Cairo last month. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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In Cairo, An End To The Cacophony Of Calls To Prayer

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Songs Of 'Leaving Africa' And Finding Home

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Sunugaal Awadi
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Variation d'Apollon The Bad Plus
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Con el Cuete Aguilas and Cobras
Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma
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Pot Licker Stanton Moore
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Cranes move materials at a construction site in central Baghdad in May. The U.S. government has spent more than $770 billion on private contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq since the wars began. U.S. prosecutors increasingly are targeting bribery schemes, but their efforts have been criticized for employing strong-arm tactics designed for terrorism cases. Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutors Criticized For Tactics Against Contractors

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Don't Do It Salvador Santana
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BP Has Finished Pouring Cement Into Blown-Out Well, Thad Allen Tells NPR

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BP Station Owners Eye Return To Amoco Days

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Why We Build the Wall Anais Mitchell
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Lobby Call Law of the Least Effort
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Clap Your Hands The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

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