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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.
 
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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 7, 2014The Chicago Tribune called it "the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year." The number of shootings in the city has risen since last year even as the homicide rate has fallen.
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Jun 24, 2014 — Filmmaker George Lucas has selected the Windy City to house his collection of art and movie memorabilia. San Francisco had also reportedly been in contention.
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Jun 10, 2014 — The jury didn't buy state Rep. Derrick Smith's argument that the repeated efforts to get him to accept the money amounted to entrapment.
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Jun 9, 2014 — A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.
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May 29, 2014 — Correspondent David Schaper was speaking on tape with a community activist about efforts to clean up a Chicago neighborhood when a burst of gunfire erupted down the street.
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Apr 22, 2014 — That follows 33 shootings the weekend before and 27 one week before that. As the weather is warming, the deadly incidents are on the rise again.
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Apr 1, 2014 — Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former top aide to President Obama, find himself facing a challenge from another politician who was once close to Obama?
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Mar 24, 2014 — The Blue Line train jumped tracks at the airport around 2:50 a.m. local time Monday. Officials say none of the injuries are life-threatening.
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Mar 4, 2014 — Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are working in Chicago and several other cities to sign up cabbies for health insurance as the March 31 open enrollment deadline nears.
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Feb 1, 2014 — The 71-year-old was taken to Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital after returning from a business trip in Arizona. He is undergoing tests in the hospital's intensive care unit.
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