AirTalk for July 29, 2014

Congress is expected to vote Thursday on an emergency funding bill of $659 million for border security. Then, we’ll check in with a reporter to find out who the 100 individuals are who paid $5,000-a-person to help finance Brown’s trip and form the delegation that traveled with him. Also, an American doctor is in grave condition in the West African country of Liberia after contracting the Ebola virus. Finally, does language shape the way we think?


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