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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 · Israel's military has called up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza. Aid workers are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in the region, including a significant displaced population and a potential shortage of drinking water.
 
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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Aug 6, 2013 — Logan Stevenson, the terminally ill two-year-old who acted as best man at his parents' wedding Saturday, has died, according to reports. The family's story touched many people who learned about Logan's parents' rush to get married in time for him to be part of the ceremony.
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Jan 26, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the ongoing crises in Nigeria, and the author of A Practical Wedding. In the second hour, multigenerational households, and author Walter Mosley talks about his new book, All I Did Was Shoot My Man.
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Oct 14, 2010 — We play a song on our show, somebody hears it, and needs to have it at her wedding. This is the first and only known case of Wait, Wait facilitating true love.
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Jul 29, 2010 — Amy Dickinson's on the show today talking about cold feet. For extra credit, check out the A Practical Wedding blog, which tackles all the tough — and fun — questions that follow "will you marry me?"
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Aug 7, 2008 — It's the TOTN Summer Movies Series — and we're talking Wedding Movies — so it must be time for a feminist rant.
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Jun 25, 2008 — Wedding wages: Have you noticed a trend toward people registering for money — not gifts — and paying for the event itself that way?
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