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There's talk of another cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, after Hamas refused to extend an earlier truce. NPR's Arun Rath talks with international correspondent Emily Harris about the latest.
On the eve of World War I, the United States was a vastly different place than it is today. NPR's Arun Rath talks with UC Davis history professor Eric Rauchway about life in the U.S. 100 years ago.
New members are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Mike Pesca of Slate talks to NPR's Arun Rath about who they are and the Hall of Fame's new induction rules.
Into funk-jazz-Latino-soul-psychedelic-metal music? Then check out Brownout's new album Brown Sabbath. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with bandleader Greg Gonzalez about the surprising mix of styles.
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.
Reviewer Julia Keller says William Vollmann's new book, Last Stories and Other Stories, doesn't measure up to his previous work. (This review originally aired July 17, 2014 on All Things Considered.)