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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 · Vice President Joe Biden 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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Colin Powell

Mar 13, 2014 — The former secretary of state and decorated general told Ellen DeGeneres to eat her heart out with a self-portrait he took 60 years ago.
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Oct 25, 2012 — The former secretary of state and retired general, a Republican, also endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid in 2008. "I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on," he said on CBS This Morning.
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Sep 1, 2011 — "Terrorists can't change who we are," former Secretary of State Colin Powell tells NPR. Americans, he says, will only lose touch with the freedom-loving, open society we enjoy if we "take such counsel of our fears that we change who we are."
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Sep 1, 2011 — "I'm always undecided in every election" until he knows who the candidates are, Powell tells NPR. That's why he said earlier this week that he doesn't yet know whether he'll vote for President Obama again.
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Aug 29, 2011 — The former secretary of state is no fan of what's in the former vice president's new memoir, which has critical things to say about others who served under President George W. Bush.
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Aug 29, 2011 — It was a big story when former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. So it's news that this weekend Powell said he hasn't decided if he will vote for Obama in 2012.
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Feb 15, 2011 — The Iraqi defector who provided information that the U.S. and its allies relied on tells The Guardian that his aim was to bring down Saddam Hussein. And he's comfortable with what he did.
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Oct 20, 2008 — Today we talk to former Republican congressman Mickey Edwards about what Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama means for the Republican party.
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Oct 20, 2008 — Your vote: Pushed or Squeezed?
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