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July 31, 2014 | NPR · In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
 
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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 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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Post office

Dec 24, 2013 — Regulators authorized a temporary 3-cent increase to help the U.S. Postal Service recoup billions of dollars in losses.
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Nov 11, 2013 — The Postal Service has struck a deal. Starting with New York and Los Angeles, it will deliver Amazon's packages on Sundays. More cities will be added next year. The early analyses are that both sides of the deal will benefit.
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May 18, 2012 — The average cost per claim grew by 12.3 percent from the year before, to $29,296. That average has soared 53.4 percent since 2003.
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Dec 5, 2011 — Dropping a first-class letter in the mail in the morning and expecting it will get to its destination by the next day would be a thing of the past under changes the U.S. Postal Service is explaining.
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Aug 14, 2011 — For many people in rural America, post offices aren't just a necessity or a convenience. They are community centers, gathering places, and a sign that they are represented. A cool visualization shows how post offices expanded throughout the country.
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Aug 1, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the ongoing negotiations to raise the debt ceiling, and Philip Rubio on what we'll lose if we lose our neighborhood post office. In the second hour, sociology professor C.J. Pascoe explains the psychology of humiliation, and the NFL.
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Jan 28, 2009 — The financial crisis steals my most beloved publications — and then takes my mail!?
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