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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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Jul 25, 2014 — Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.
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Oct 30, 2013 — Health problems linger from a fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds across the country a year ago. Some people are still receiving treatment. And some who got better relapsed for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
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Jun 5, 2013 — There are more reports about players using performance-enhancing drugs. In the past, polls have shown that many fans do care and don't like to hear that the stars might be juicing.
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Jan 9, 2013 — The Baseball Writers' Association of America's ballot for this year listed 37 players. None of them will be going to the Hall of Fame this year, despite a class of candidates that included Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. Craig Biggio led the voting.
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Apr 23, 2012 — The retrial of baseball great Roger Clemens began in earnest Monday after a week of jury selection. Prosecutor Steven Durham in his opening statement to the jury said Clemens, unlike other baseball greats who owned up to their mistakes, told lies and "other lies to cover up those lies."
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Feb 13, 2012 — Why some people call carbon dioxide (and the other greenhouse gases) the steroids of the climate system.
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Sep 2, 2011 — Clemens' new trial, which will ask a jury to decide whether the baseball star lied about using steroids, will start April 17, 2012.
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Aug 19, 2011 — Prosecutors say they made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence.
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Jul 14, 2011 — The perjury trial of Roger Clemens just started Wednesday, but it jerked to a halt today, as the judge in the case declared a mistrial. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that prosecutors had improperly presented evidence to the jury on the trial's opening day.
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Apr 7, 2011 — "All he had to do was tell the truth" about performance-enhancing drugs, the prosecutor says. But Bonds' lawyer argues the government didn't prove its case and was out to get his client.
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