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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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NPR Music Essentials

Jul 31, 2014 — This month, we're rounding up five fabulous reissues from Spain, Cambodia, Nigeria, Greece and Algeria, made between the 1920s and '70s. They still sound fresh and innovative.
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Jul 31, 2014 — It's the end of the month, which means it's time for the best of the month, including new music from Kyle Hall, Tessela, Cassy and more.
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Jul 30, 2014 — 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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Jul 28, 2014 — Jarl Mohn, NPR's new president and CEO, shares some of his favorite songs for Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series.
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Jul 25, 2014 — As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Bridget De Chagas shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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Jul 24, 2014 — As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, producer Bridget Armstrong shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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Jul 23, 2014 — As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, host Michel Martin shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The long-running festival has a tremendous history of testing its genre's boundaries. From Anais Mitchell to Death Vessel to the one-man band Reignwolf, download five songs from this year's lineup.
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Jul 16, 2014 — As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, senior producer Davar Ardalan shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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Jul 15, 2014 — As "Tell Me More" enters its final weeks of production, editor Amita Parashar Kelly shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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