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July 31, 2014 | NPR · In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
 
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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Juan Williams

Feb 24, 2012 — Kinsey Wilson, an NPR senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media, is becoming executive vice president and chief content officer. Margaret Low Smith, who has been acting senior vice president for news, is continuing in that role.
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Mar 9, 2011 — Her departure follows inflammatory remarks by NPR's chief fundraiser and last fall's controversial dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams.
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Jan 6, 2011 — The dismissal of news analyst Williams sparked controversy. NPR said he had violated the organization's standards with comments about Muslims. He said he was fired because "I appear on Fox."
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Dec 14, 2010 — NPR's controversial dismissal of the news analyst in October became a national story. His first book is due to focus on free speech and the "difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics," the publisher says.
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Nov 18, 2010 — The House GOP's effort was a response to the controversy over the ending of former NPR analyst Juan Williams' contract.
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Oct 26, 2010 — In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
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Oct 25, 2010 — Vivian Schiller says that parting ways with the news analyst was the right thing to do, but that "the process that followed the decision was unfortunate — including not  meeting with Juan in person."
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Oct 22, 2010 — Media and political analysts interviewed on All Things Considered agree: NPR acted hastily when it terminated the news analyst's contract following his comments on Fox News about Muslims.
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Oct 21, 2010 — After a decade with NPR, the network terminated news analyst Juan Williams for comments made on Fox News. Williams' controversial comments on Fox were not an isolated incident, but NPR owed him a chance to explain himself.
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Oct 21, 2010 — The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.
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