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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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Feb 10, 2014 — When NFL prospect Michael Sam announced that he's gay, at least one source told Sports Illustrated that there's no room for a gay player in a "man's-man game."
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Feb 8, 2014 — The opening ceremonies in Sochi did little to dispel the controversies around the games, even as they served up some of the usual campy pleasures.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Inviting people to ignore you is the best and most considerate way to make generous use of hashtags during major and heavily tweeted public events.
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Jan 16, 2014 — A new ESPN documentary suggests that both the original narrative about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan and the counternarrative that sprang up later are entirely too simplistic.
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Jun 17, 2013 — The NFL has a new bag policy that won't allow camera bags, seat cushions, or — gasp! — purses.
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Apr 24, 2013 — Ryan Lochte has a new reality show in which he embraces the role of the public dummy. Given the fact that he has 11 Olympic medals, does this mean being a public hero has become too much of a drag?
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Apr 1, 2013 — Decisions like whether to watch a grisly injury on replay underscore the fact that with less gatekeeping and more personal choice, we're all stuck with wrangling our own curiosity.
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Feb 4, 2013 — The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
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Feb 3, 2013 — If you can't develop a real rooting interest in the Super Bowl, perhaps you can come up with something almost completely arbitrary to help you care.
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Jan 15, 2013 — With Lance Armstrong set to confess to Oprah Winfrey, what comes into stark relief isn't just that he has apparently said a lot of things that weren't true, but that he has said them very forcefully.
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