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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 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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Jul 30, 2014 — House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."
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Jul 10, 2014 — The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.
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Jul 9, 2014 — His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large number of unaccompanied minors at the border.
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Jul 8, 2014 — The money is almost twice the amount that officials had previously suggested would be requested from Congress. It comes amid a surge of children and teenagers who have crossed the border illegally.
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Jun 13, 2014 — The president said any action in Iraq will be "targeted and precise" but must be accompanied by political action by Iraqis. The comments come as extremists seized control of parts of Iraq.
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Jun 3, 2014 — President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."
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Jun 3, 2014 — His comments in Europe come amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
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May 28, 2014 — From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.
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May 4, 2014 — The president's punchlines spared no one, least of all himself, at the annual schmooze fest for political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.
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Mar 3, 2014 — The current crisis in Ukraine has echoes of 2008 when Russian troops intervened in a breakaway region in Georgia. In that instance, the West threatened to punish Russia but took little action.
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