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July 23, 2014 | NPR · A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Smithsonian: Behind The Scenes

Dec 24, 2011 — Photos from Smithsonian show how Santa has come a long way in just a few decades.
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Jul 27, 2011 — A few vintage images of butterflies are set free from the archives.
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Jun 28, 2011 — History springs to life in wiggling stereoscopic images.
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Mar 25, 2011 — Historic photos of the US Army's first African American pilot program.
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Mar 12, 2011 — The Smithsonian has recently discovered a rare perspective on the legendary quake: 3-D, color stereo photographs.
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Feb 14, 2011 — Today, these photos are just endearing. But in the 1800s, they might have caused a stir.
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Jan 3, 2011 — Fifty years ago today, renowned photographer Richard Avedon spent some time with the busy president-elect and his family.
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Dec 20, 2010 — A New York cityscape taken 76 years ago today seems an ordinary perspective, but at the time, it was something special.
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Sep 28, 2010 — In the early stages of atomic experiments, the U.S. government hired Harold Edgerton to figure out how to photograph big bangs. His photographs, shared by the Smithsonian, are both spectacular and spooky.
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Aug 27, 2010 — It's the season for gathering vacation photos — whether in tangible scrapbooks or Facebook albums. Smithsonian curator Shannon Perich takes a look at photo albums through the years.
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