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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
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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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Aug 17, 2013 — Tensions between the traditional wings of the Republican Party and its libertarians have been brewing for years. Leaks of government surveillance information have helped exacerbate the conflict, pushing forward libertarians' stance on civil liberties.
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Sep 9, 2012 — If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latinos are a major voting bloc — and Spanish is getting its close-up.
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Aug 30, 2012 — If Republicans really do have a problem with the issue of immigration — as even former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush intimated on Thursday — you wouldn't know it from the litany of GOP convention speakers who have made a point of stressing their country of origin.
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Aug 30, 2012 — Mitt Romney accepted his party's presidential nomination and promised to end four years of "disappointment and division." President Obama, he said, has failed to solve the nation's problems and it's time for him to leave the White House.
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Aug 29, 2012 — In Tampa, the phrase "Republican Party" can take on a whole new meaning as it gets later in the day. While politicians try to stir up emotions with prime-time speeches, nightclubs offer a different outlet.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin accepted the Republican Party's vice presidential nomination. Also this evening, the nation heard from the party's 2008 presidential nominee — Sen. John McCain — and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Both political parties are featuring high-profile convention speakers who once were on the other side. They get a lot of attention, but their new partisan paths don't always lead to long-term career success.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Mitt Romney's strategy for November relies on white working-class voters — perhaps too heavily, some analysts suggest, given the growing share of the electorate made up of nonwhites. It's an issue the party is trying to address at its convention, with a speaker lineup loaded with high-profile minority officeholders.
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Aug 29, 2012 — The seven-term representative from Wisconsin is set to accept the GOP's vice-presidential nomination on Wednesday. Although he has won over remaining doubters within the party, he could hurt efforts to reach out to independents.
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Aug 28, 2012 — We live blogged through the day as Mitt Romney officially became the party's presidential nominee and as the party's stars told Americans why they should vote for the former Massachusetts governor.
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