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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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Iraq war

Mar 31, 2014 — An injured leg can cause so much pain that some wounded veterans consider amputation. A brace invented at an Army medical center in Texas is getting them up and running again.
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Mar 15, 2013 — Researchers say the war will cost the U.S. $2.2 trillion, a figure that far exceeds the original government estimate of $50 to $60 billion. If you factor in borrowing costs, the U.S. will end up paying nearly $4 trillion for the invasion.
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Jan 27, 2012 — Organizers say it's the first major parade for the men and women who fought in Iraq. They're hoping thousands turn out, just as people there did for the World Series champions last fall.
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Dec 19, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, remembering the Iraq War, and the legacy of Vaclav Havel. In the second hour, what's next for North Korea, and author Chad Harbach talks about his debut novel, The Art of Fielding.
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Dec 13, 2011 — The White House website today posted an "interactive timeline" that marks the end of "9 years of sacrifice." It begins with Obama's inauguration.
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Nov 2, 2011 — The intelligence indicating that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction "was as clear as any ... I've ever seen," the former secretary of state says. "The problem is, the intelligence wasn't right."
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Aug 31, 2011 — The bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan says most of the losses could have been avoided.
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Aug 29, 2011 — The former secretary of state is no fan of what's in the former vice president's new memoir, which has critical things to say about others who served under President George W. Bush.
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Feb 15, 2011 — The Iraqi defector who provided information that the U.S. and its allies relied on tells The Guardian that his aim was to bring down Saddam Hussein. And he's comfortable with what he did.
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Feb 8, 2011 — The former defense secretary says he offered to resign, and should have done so, after photos emerged of the abuses done to Iraqi prisoners by U.S. personnel at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.
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