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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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John Boehner

Jan 24, 2014 — The House speaker used a rare appearance on late-night TV to joke about why he won't be running for the White House, and to make some more serious predictions about this year's elections.
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Oct 4, 2013 — As Republicans and Democrats continue to argue, their positions appear to remain fixed. Looking to put pressure on the administration, the House speaker got emotional Friday morning at a news conference. President Obama responded Boehner can end the shutdown quickly.
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Sep 20, 2013 — The continuing resolution would technically forestall a government shutdown, but Democrats say its provision to defund the Affordable Care Act is dead on arrival in the Senate.
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Sep 3, 2013 — The two House leaders agree that the U.S. should respond militarily to Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. It's a rare bipartisanship.
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May 15, 2013 — The House speaker says he's not interested in who resigns because the IRS inappropriately singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. He wants to know who's going to be charged with breaking the law.
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Mar 1, 2013 — The president met with Congressional leaders at the White House. But as before, Democratic and Republican leaders could not agree on a way forward. So at the end of the day, $85 billion worth of automatic spending cuts start kicking in.
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Mar 1, 2013 — Once again lawmakers are up against a deadline. This time, it looks like they won't strike some sort of deal. That means about $85 billion worth of spending cuts will start to spread across many federal agencies.
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Feb 27, 2013 — With words of high praise from Republicans and Democrats, the nation's leaders on Wednesday dedicated a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. It now stands in the U.S. Capitol "where many fought to prevent a day like this," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said.
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Jan 5, 2013 — The cast of lawmakers and their leaders in the new 113th Congress is mostly unchanged. The same can be said for Capitol Hill's never-ending drama over taxes, deficits and spending.
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Dec 22, 2012 — The House speaker is trying to emerge from a blow from his own party. But if John Boehner can pull off a bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff, he could come out of this better off.
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