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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Mar 24, 2014 — Asian carp are not just a problem for the Great Lakes region. Fish processors in Kentucky are finding novel ways to dispose of them — including sending them to China, where they are prized as food.
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Oct 4, 2013 — The system, which has been traveling through the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall in Louisiana.
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Apr 24, 2013 — The Mississippi River continues to rise, overtopping small levees north of St. Louis. But some of the bigger problems are in Illinois, near the town of Peoria.
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Dec 28, 2012 — The drought gripping the nation's midsection has made the river very hard to navigate from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill., where it meets the Ohio River. By next week, barge traffic may have to halt altogether in that section, trade groups warn.
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May 17, 2011 — Dominique Strauss-Kahn jailed in New York; Louisiana flooding slowing down; Irish security defused a bomb before Queen Elizabeth arrived in Dublin; NFL owners won legal approval to continue locking out players; former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a staffer not his wife
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May 16, 2011 — IMF chief jailed in New York on sex assault charges; more gates open on Louisiana spillway; pro-Palestinian supporters rush Israeli borders and are repelled; Air France says it can get data from crashed jet's recorders; Japanese man restarts convenience store business
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May 11, 2011 — Mississippi River flooding surges south; Presbyterians vote to allow homosexual clergy to serve openly; Syria shells civilian areas; American hikers jailed in Iran for spying don't show up in court; author Douglas Adams has been dead for 10 years
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May 9, 2011 — The Mississippi river is expected to crest in Memphis Tuesday near record levels; the average price for regular gas reaches $4 a gallon; 12 people died in religious fighting in Cairo this weekend; tens of thousands of people turned out in Mexico City Sunday to protest drug violence
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May 6, 2011 — Flooding along the Mississippi and its tributaries is breaking high-water records that have stood since the 1930s.
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May 4, 2011 — The Army Corps of Engineers is flooding some rural areas to relieve pressure upstream. In some places, residents are being warned that graves may be disturbed — and not to try to recover any "caskets, vaults or skeletal remains" in the water.
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